The TRAPPIST telescope at La Silla

Image of the TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST), at a snowy La Silla Observatory, in Chile. TRAPPIST is devoted to the study of planetary systems through two approaches: the detection and characterisation of planets located outside the Solar System (exoplanets) and the study of comets orbiting around the Sun. The 60-cm national telescope is operated from a control room in Liège, Belgium, 12 000 km away.

This photo was taken by ESO Photo Ambassador Alexandre Santerne.

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About the Image

Id:santer-snow-trappist
Type:Photographic
Release date:11 June 2013, 10:44
Size:2920 x 4386 px

About the Object

Name:La Silla, TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - La Silla

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