The powerful lasers of the AOF

The four 22-watt laser beams make sodium atoms in the atmosphere glow, creating spots of light on the sky that mimic stars.

Credit:

Roland Bacon

About the Image

Id:eso1724g
Type:Photographic
Release date:2 August 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1724
Size:5184 x 3456 px

About the Object

Name:Adaptive Optics Facility, Laser Guide Star
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Category:Paranal

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