Our Galaxy Revealed with the VLTI

This stunning image taken during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition shows the Milky Way alongside one of four of the 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs). Together with the four Unit Telescopes (UTs) with main mirrors of 8.2m diameter, the telescopes can work together, to form a giant ‘interferometer’, the ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer. The combination makes for the world's most advanced optical instrument to explore the depths of our Universe.

 


Taken during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition.

Credit:

ESO/C. Malin (christophmalin.com)

About the Image

Id:uhd_malin1_cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:23 April 2014, 10:59
Size:2500 x 1667 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, Milky Way
Type:• Milky Way
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Galaxies
• X - ALMA

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