Paranal before the VLT (1991)

Before the VLT construction, the top of Paranal's summit was a sharp peak, as seen on this 1991 aerial shot. It had to be truncated by about 40m to create a wide platform.

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ESO/C.Madsen

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Id:paranal-91
Type:Artwork
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:22
Size:4961 x 5109 px

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Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Paranal

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