Immersive Paranal World
This ultra HD photograph taken during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition captures ESO's Paranal Observatory in this 360 degree fish-eye (fulldome) view. The swirling Milky Way can be seen at its centre.
The four 8.2m Unit Telescopes (UTs) — Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun — can be seen below, along with the four movable 1.8m diameter Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs), making up the Very Large Telescope (VLT). The telescopes can work together, to form a giant ‘interferometer’, the ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer, allowing astronomers to see details up to 25 times finer than with the individual telescopes.
About the Image
|Release date:||24 June 2014, 16:30|
|Size:||10389 x 10389 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Paranal, Very Large Telescope|
|Type:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory|