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.
About the Image
|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