First Infrared ESO Image of Comet Hale-Bopp
First Infrared ESO Image of Comet Hale-Bopp
On the Old Panamericana on the Way to Paranal
On the Old Panamericana on the Way to Paranal
The Convoy Arrives at the Base Camp
The Convoy Arrives at the Base Camp
The 8.2-m VLT Mirror: Finally in Paranal
The 8.2-m VLT Mirror: Finally in Paranal
The Convoy Drives through the Desert
The Convoy Drives through the Desert
The VLT Mirror Convoy Moves along the Seafront
The VLT Mirror Convoy Moves along the Seafront
Testing the UT1 Mechanical Structure
Testing the UT1 Mechanical Structure
The Dummy Mirror is Uncovered
The Dummy Mirror is Uncovered
Unit Telescope 1 Altitude Bearings
Unit Telescope 1 Altitude Bearings
The View form the Unit Telescope 1 Enclosure
The View form the Unit Telescope 1 Enclosure
Flora
Flora
Unit Telescope 1 in its Enclosure
Unit Telescope 1 in its Enclosure
Paranal Base Camp
Paranal Base Camp
Paranal Access Road
Paranal Access Road
Old Panamericana Road and ESO Paranal Surroundings
Old Panamericana Road and ESO Paranal Surroundings
Unit Telescope 1 Structure
Unit Telescope 1 Structure
Telescope Foundations
Telescope Foundations
The Coating Plant for the ESO VLT
The Coating Plant for the ESO VLT
The Coating Plant for the VLT
The Coating Plant for the VLT
Testing the VLT Power Generators
Testing the VLT Power Generators
Strange Comet Discovered at ESO
Strange Comet Discovered at ESO
Comet Hyakutake
Comet Hyakutake
First Infrared ESO Image of Comet Hale-Bopp
First Infrared ESO Image of Comet Hale-Bopp
Planetary Nebulae in NGC 1399
Planetary Nebulae in NGC 1399
Saturn and the Giant White Spot
Saturn and the Giant White Spot
Most distant "normal'' galaxy known, G 0102 190
Most distant "normal'' galaxy known, G 0102 190
A supernova explodes 5 billion years ago
A supernova explodes 5 billion years ago
.58 meter mirror for the New Technology Telescope (NTT)
.58 meter mirror for the New Technology Telescope (NTT)
The ESO 16-m Very Large Telescope
The ESO 16-m Very Large Telescope
Comet Halley's CO  tails
Comet Halley's CO tails
The habitable zone (artist's impression)
The habitable zone (artist's impression)
ESO Signs Largest Ever Ground-based Astronomy Contract for E-ELT Dome and Telescope Structure
ESO Signs Largest Ever Ground-based Astronomy Contract for E-ELT Dome and Telescope Structure
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
Looking up at the telescopes
Looking up at the telescopes
Quadrature - Satelliten - the Netherlands
Quadrature - Satelliten - the Netherlands
The location of the reflection nebula IC 2631 in the constellation of Chameleon
The location of the reflection nebula IC 2631 in the constellation of Chameleon
Paranal mirror inspection
Paranal mirror inspection
One of the units of the Four Laser Guide Star Facility for the VLT
One of the units of the Four Laser Guide Star Facility for the VLT
The red hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris
The red hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris
The star AU Mic in the constellation of Microscopium
The star AU Mic in the constellation of Microscopium
10 000th Free Image Uploaded to the ESO Image Archive
10 000th Free Image Uploaded to the ESO Image Archive
Engineering view of the HARMONI spectrograph for the E-ELT
Engineering view of the HARMONI spectrograph for the E-ELT
Engineering view of the HARMONI spectrograph for the E-ELT
Engineering view of the HARMONI spectrograph for the E-ELT
Map of Chile showing location of the earthquake of 16 September 2015
Map of Chile showing location of the earthquake of 16 September 2015
The distant dusty galaxy  A1689-zD1 behind the galaxy cluster Abell 1689
The distant dusty galaxy A1689-zD1 behind the galaxy cluster Abell 1689
Swiss Astronaut Claude Nicollier visits Paranal Observatory
Swiss Astronaut Claude Nicollier visits Paranal Observatory
Wide-field view of the sky around the dark nebula LDN 483
Wide-field view of the sky around the dark nebula LDN 483
Paths in the desert
Paths in the desert
The long shadows of ALMA
The long shadows of ALMA