X-shooter

One of the VLT’s observatories gets outfitted with X-shooter. This instrument collects up to half of all the light from an astronomical object across the ultraviolet (300 nm) to the near-infrared (2400 nm) regime all at once, rather than piecemeal among various observing facilities.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:paranal-vlt-x-shooter
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:18
Size:5503 x 3744 px

About the Object

Name:X-Shooter
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• Unspecified : People : Scientist
• X - Paranal

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