Pelicano: La Silla base camp, Oct.1966

Quebrada Pelicano is narrow valley at the foot of La Silla. The small oasis at the center provides the Observatory''s water. ESO installed its original base camp in Pelicano, seen here soon after its construction, in Oct.1966. Today, the main access gate to the Observatory is still in the middle of the oasis.

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About the Image

Id:quebr-pelic-jan1966
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:18
Size:4218 x 2923 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Desert, La Silla
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - La Silla

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