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.

Credit:

ESO/Y.Beletsky

About the Image

Id:uhd_vlt_circular_cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:24 June 2014, 16:30
Size:10389 x 10389 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Paranal
• X - Fulldome

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