The Schmidt Telescope at La Silla
The 1-metre Schmidt Telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, taken in February 1996. This telescope began its service life in 1971, using photographic plates to take wide-field images of the southern sky. Since 2009, it is controlled and operated remotely from Yale University, to search for new Pluto-sized dwarf planets and supernovae in the southern sky.
About the Image
|Release date:||7 November 2011, 17:03|
|Size:||1645 x 2500 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|
• X - La Silla