Looking down at VISTA's mirror
Looking down at VISTA's mirror
The Moon over La Silla
The Moon over La Silla
 Snow at the Chajnantor plateau
Snow at the Chajnantor plateau
Snow at the Chajnantor plateau
Snow at the Chajnantor plateau
Front End Service Vehicles
Front End Service Vehicles
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Cryogenic "Catering Truck" Comes to the ALMA Observatory
Cryogenic "Catering Truck" Comes to the ALMA Observatory
A European Antenna Moved to the ALMA OSF at night
A European Antenna Moved to the ALMA OSF at night
Sunset over Paranal *
Sunset over Paranal *
A European Antenna for ALMA
A European Antenna for ALMA
Working on a European Antenna
Working on a European Antenna
On the VLT Platform
On the VLT Platform
On the VLT Platform at Night
On the VLT Platform at Night
The E-ELT grows on Cerro Armazones (I)
The E-ELT grows on Cerro Armazones (I)
Neighbourhood of SN 1987A
Neighbourhood of SN 1987A
Site testing at Cerro Armazones
Site testing at Cerro Armazones
View from Cerro Armazones
View from Cerro Armazones
Sun and Moon on Armazones
Sun and Moon on Armazones
APEX Image Calendar, November 2010 — Vicuñas and Licancabur
APEX Image Calendar, November 2010 — Vicuñas and Licancabur
The VLT *
The VLT *
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Details of the VISTA Galactic Centre image
Details of the VISTA Galactic Centre image
The Globular Cluster NGC 104
The Globular Cluster NGC 104
ALMA Transporter on way to Chile
ALMA Transporter on way to Chile
E-ELT vs. VLT
E-ELT vs. VLT
Layers in the ground revealed at Chajnantor
Layers in the ground revealed at Chajnantor
The High-Mass Protostars IRS 9A-C
The High-Mass Protostars IRS 9A-C
The Andromeda Galaxy
The Andromeda Galaxy
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope Cassegrain cage
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope Cassegrain cage
NTT mirror cleaning
NTT mirror cleaning
ESO 3.6-metre telescope
ESO 3.6-metre telescope
The ALMA Observatory (artist's impression)
The ALMA Observatory (artist's impression)
Council at Paranal
Council at Paranal
The system Gliese 667 (Artist’s impression)
The system Gliese 667 (Artist’s impression)
The ALMA Antenna Transporter
The ALMA Antenna Transporter
The ALMA Antenna Transporter
The ALMA Antenna Transporter
Evolution of the Atmosphere of Titan
Evolution of the Atmosphere of Titan
Spiral Galaxy NGC 7424 and SN2001ig
Spiral Galaxy NGC 7424 and SN2001ig
Map of Titan's Surface Features
Map of Titan's Surface Features
Titan Observed Through Nine Different Filters on November 26, 2002
Titan Observed Through Nine Different Filters on November 26, 2002
The Trapezium Cluster
The Trapezium Cluster
Quasar HE 1013-2136 with Tidal Tails
Quasar HE 1013-2136 with Tidal Tails
Quasar HE 1013-2136 with Tidal Tails
Quasar HE 1013-2136 with Tidal Tails
R Coronae Australis Complex
R Coronae Australis Complex
R Coronae Australis Complex (detail)
R Coronae Australis Complex (detail)
Planetary Nebula Hen 2-428
Planetary Nebula Hen 2-428
Centre of Galaxy Cluster MS1008.1-1224
Centre of Galaxy Cluster MS1008.1-1224
FORS1 mounted at ANTU
FORS1 mounted at ANTU
Galaxy Cluster CL2244-02 with Gravitational Arcs
Galaxy Cluster CL2244-02 with Gravitational Arcs
A Strange Supernova with a Gamma-Ray Burst
A Strange Supernova with a Gamma-Ray Burst
A Strange Supernova with a Gamma-Ray Burst
A Strange Supernova with a Gamma-Ray Burst
FORS1 First Light - Distant cluster of galaxies
FORS1 First Light - Distant cluster of galaxies
First Images from VLT Science Verification Programme
First Images from VLT Science Verification Programme
AT4
AT4
A desert refuge
A desert refuge
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters in Garching near Munich
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters in Garching near Munich
 VISTA views the Trifid and reveals hidden variable stars (wider field view)
VISTA views the Trifid and reveals hidden variable stars (wider field view)
Telescope in the middle of nowhere
Telescope in the middle of nowhere
Milky Way at the Residencia
Milky Way at the Residencia
Heavy lifter at work
Heavy lifter at work
Headquarters extension in a mirror ball
Headquarters extension in a mirror ball
In View of our Cool Universe
In View of our Cool Universe
Scenic Viewing
Scenic Viewing
Surface map of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations (annotated)
Surface map of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations (annotated)
Penitentes 2
Penitentes 2
Penitentes 2
Penitentes 2
Scenic Viewing
Scenic Viewing
Star Trails Above the VLT
Star Trails Above the VLT
OSF Antennas Panorama
OSF Antennas Panorama
VLT domes at night
VLT domes at night
Simulation of gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Simulation of gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
ESO Very Large Telescope
ESO Very Large Telescope
Revealing a hidden Universe
Revealing a hidden Universe
Building the VLT
Building the VLT
Aerial view of ESO headquarters
Aerial view of ESO headquarters
One of the four Unit Telescopes of the VLT in its dome
One of the four Unit Telescopes of the VLT in its dome
ALMA view of the Antennae Galaxies
ALMA view of the Antennae Galaxies
The star cluster NGC 2100 in context
The star cluster NGC 2100 in context
The first ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
The first ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
VLT´s Auxiliary Telescopes Opening
VLT´s Auxiliary Telescopes Opening
Hubble image of the distance-record galaxy UDFy-38135539
Hubble image of the distance-record galaxy UDFy-38135539
An asteroid that has split due to rotational fission (artist’s impression)
An asteroid that has split due to rotational fission (artist’s impression)
Sunrise at the VLT Platform
Sunrise at the VLT Platform
The Dome of the Paranal Residencia
The Dome of the Paranal Residencia
The E-ELT grows on Cerro Armazones (II)
The E-ELT grows on Cerro Armazones (II)
Distant view of Chajnantor
Distant view of Chajnantor
Detailed annotated view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Detailed annotated view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Infrared/visible comparison of an extract from the VISTA Orion Nebula image
Infrared/visible comparison of an extract from the VISTA Orion Nebula image
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
ANTU (UT1) and AT1
ANTU (UT1) and AT1
Magellanic Clouds ― Irregular Dwarf Galaxies
Magellanic Clouds ― Irregular Dwarf Galaxies
The Double Cluster in Perseus
The Double Cluster in Perseus
ANTU Enclosure - 1998
ANTU Enclosure - 1998
Paranal Platform - 1996
Paranal Platform - 1996
The Jewel Box cluster and the Coalsack Nebula
The Jewel Box cluster and the Coalsack Nebula
Galactic Centre and Black Hole
Galactic Centre and Black Hole
The ALMA Antenna Transporter
The ALMA Antenna Transporter
The ALMA Antenna Transporter
The ALMA Antenna Transporter
Nebula around SN1987A
Nebula around SN1987A
VISTA at Paranal
VISTA at Paranal
Map of Titan's Surface
Map of Titan's Surface
AO-corrected Image of a 17.5-magnitude Star
AO-corrected Image of a 17.5-magnitude Star
Stellar cluster and star-forming region M 17
Stellar cluster and star-forming region M 17
Sky Field with OGLE-TR-113
Sky Field with OGLE-TR-113
Sky Field with OGLE-TR-132
Sky Field with OGLE-TR-132
Centaurus A – Field 1 (Shell)
Centaurus A – Field 1 (Shell)
Bright Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster
Bright Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster
Cluster of galaxies CL0053-37 in NGC 300 field
Cluster of galaxies CL0053-37 in NGC 300 field
The Solar Corona
The Solar Corona
Infrared Wide Angle View of RCW 108
Infrared Wide Angle View of RCW 108
Infrared Wide Angle View of RCW 108 (Detail)
Infrared Wide Angle View of RCW 108 (Detail)
Detail of N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Detail of N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Galaxy Cluster MS1008.1-1224
Galaxy Cluster MS1008.1-1224
Very Distant Galaxy Cluster EIS0046-2930
Very Distant Galaxy Cluster EIS0046-2930
Enclosures under Construction
Enclosures under Construction
UT Enclosures in the Evening Light
UT Enclosures in the Evening Light
The star that exploded on February 23 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The star that exploded on February 23 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Last colour photo before the supernova explosion in LMC
Last colour photo before the supernova explosion in LMC
Access to Armazones
Access to Armazones
VISTA views the Trifid and reveals hidden variable stars
VISTA views the Trifid and reveals hidden variable stars
Trifid Nebula in visible light
Trifid Nebula in visible light
Sexy silhouette
Sexy silhouette
Visiting comet
Visiting comet
Fire in the sky
Fire in the sky
Aerial view of the Garching Campus
Aerial view of the Garching Campus
Aerial view of the Garching Campus
Aerial view of the Garching Campus
Aerial view of the ESO Headquarters
Aerial view of the ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters seen from above
ESO Headquarters seen from above
ESO Headquarters seem from above
ESO Headquarters seem from above
ESO Headquarters seen from above
ESO Headquarters seen from above
Garching Science Campus seen from above
Garching Science Campus seen from above
ESO Headquarters seen from above
ESO Headquarters seen from above
Garching seen from above
Garching seen from above
The star cluster Westerlund 1 and the positions of the magnetar and its probable former companion star
The star cluster Westerlund 1 and the positions of the magnetar and its probable former companion star
Time-lapse bot ready
Time-lapse bot ready
Residencia Panorama
Residencia Panorama
Lots of "Cool Stuff" at ALMA
Lots of "Cool Stuff" at ALMA
UHD team members test equipment at Paranal
UHD team members test equipment at Paranal
Atacama Night
Atacama Night
Chajnantor Plateau
Chajnantor Plateau
Fiery Sundown
Fiery Sundown
An Extraordinary Universe
An Extraordinary Universe
VLT under a clear night
VLT under a clear night
Startrails hanging over La Silla
Startrails hanging over La Silla
Vitacura guesthouse from above
Vitacura guesthouse from above
Clouds over Paranal
Clouds over Paranal
VST enclosure at Paranal
VST enclosure at Paranal
ALMA correlator
ALMA correlator
Panoramic of Paranal basecamp
Panoramic of Paranal basecamp
Paranal staff
Paranal staff
Spectrum
Spectrum
Dome light
Dome light
Powerhouses
Powerhouses
Residencia Entrance
Residencia Entrance
CO2 cleaning of mirrors at the VLT
CO2 cleaning of mirrors at the VLT
ALMA assembly site
ALMA assembly site
ALMA 360 degree panorama
ALMA 360 degree panorama
VLT panorama
VLT panorama
Unit Telescope of the VLT
Unit Telescope of the VLT
A Plant at the VLT AT
A Plant at the VLT AT
Opening of the NTT
Opening of the NTT
The white penitents
The white penitents
Integration lab
Integration lab
Optical Cleanroom
Optical Cleanroom
ALMA panorama
ALMA panorama
Cover of The Messenger No. 149
Cover of The Messenger No. 149
The Atacama Desert in bloom
The Atacama Desert in bloom
Under the Large Magellanic Cloud
Under the Large Magellanic Cloud
VLT Unit Telescope
VLT Unit Telescope
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla Observatory
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla Observatory
ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau
ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Construction of an ALMA antenna
Construction of an ALMA antenna
ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
Planetary Conjunction over Paranal
Planetary Conjunction over Paranal
14 Antennas at the ALMA AOS
14 Antennas at the ALMA AOS
14 Antennas at the ALMA AOS
14 Antennas at the ALMA AOS
14 Antennas at the ALMA AOS
14 Antennas at the ALMA AOS
The President of the Czech Republic on the VLT Platform
The President of the Czech Republic on the VLT Platform
ALMA is taking shape at the AOS
ALMA is taking shape at the AOS
Watching the Sunset at Cerro Armazones
Watching the Sunset at Cerro Armazones
Working on the VST
Working on the VST
Artist’s impression of a young galaxy accreting material
Artist’s impression of a young galaxy accreting material
Arp 22 Stretches Out
Arp 22 Stretches Out
The E-ELT grows on Cerro Armazones (III)
The E-ELT grows on Cerro Armazones (III)
From the Atacama Desert, straight to the Centre of our Galaxy
From the Atacama Desert, straight to the Centre of our Galaxy
View of the Chajnantor plateau
View of the Chajnantor plateau
Highlights of the HAWK-I infrared image of Messier 83
Highlights of the HAWK-I infrared image of Messier 83
Partial lunar eclipse from the VLT platform
Partial lunar eclipse from the VLT platform
Panoramic view of the desert around the Paranal Observatory at sunset.
Panoramic view of the desert around the Paranal Observatory at sunset.
Vertical panorama of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Vertical panorama of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
VISTA: the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VISTA: the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Paranal's Auxiliary Telescopes
Paranal's Auxiliary Telescopes
Paranal Observatory
Paranal Observatory
The Triangulum Galaxy
The Triangulum Galaxy
E-ELT and VLT vs Arc de Triomphe
E-ELT and VLT vs Arc de Triomphe
Structure of Stars (artist’s impression)
Structure of Stars (artist’s impression)
The Companion to HD 3651
The Companion to HD 3651
Near-infrared image of AB Doradus A and its companion
Near-infrared image of AB Doradus A and its companion
Asteroid (4179) Toutatis passes the Earth
Asteroid (4179) Toutatis passes the Earth
Asteroid (4179) Toutatis passes the Earth
Asteroid (4179) Toutatis passes the Earth
Asteroid (4179) Toutatis passes the Earth
Asteroid (4179) Toutatis passes the Earth
Colour Composite of the Star Forming Region G333.6-0.2
Colour Composite of the Star Forming Region G333.6-0.2
Colour Composite of W49A
Colour Composite of W49A
Centaurus A – Field 2 (Halo)
Centaurus A – Field 2 (Halo)
Selected Galaxies in Chandra Deep Field South
Selected Galaxies in Chandra Deep Field South
Very Young Brown Dwarfs in the Orion Nebula
Very Young Brown Dwarfs in the Orion Nebula
Delay Line Carriage
Delay Line Carriage
The VLT Interferometer
The VLT Interferometer
Swiss 1.2-m Leonhard Euler Telescope
Swiss 1.2-m Leonhard Euler Telescope
Distant Galaxies in "AXAF Deep Field"
Distant Galaxies in "AXAF Deep Field"
Cluster of Galaxies Abell 496
Cluster of Galaxies Abell 496
N70 Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud
N70 Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud
N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Detail of N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Detail of N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Cluster of Galaxies Abell 548
Cluster of Galaxies Abell 548
Twilight ends at Paranal
Twilight ends at Paranal
ALMA all over
ALMA all over
Road to Armazones
Road to Armazones
The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal
The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal
The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal
The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal
View of the sky around the multiple star system GG Tauri
View of the sky around the multiple star system GG Tauri
The Danish Telescope at La Silla
The Danish Telescope at La Silla
Blue hour at Paranal
Blue hour at Paranal
Sunset
Sunset
Time-lapse bot set to go
Time-lapse bot set to go
Set up for a night of shooting in the desert
Set up for a night of shooting in the desert
Surface map of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations
Surface map of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations
Babak at VISTA
Babak at VISTA
Combined operations
Combined operations
Paranal platform
Paranal platform
Paranal landscape
Paranal landscape
Toward the infinite
Toward the infinite
Wide-angle view of the ALMA correlator
Wide-angle view of the ALMA correlator
Moon Rise at Paranal
Moon Rise at Paranal
VLT 4LGSF Laser Launch Telescope
VLT 4LGSF Laser Launch Telescope
Distant star-forming galaxies in the early Universe
Distant star-forming galaxies in the early Universe
Wide-field view of the sky around the star HD 85512
Wide-field view of the sky around the star HD 85512
Four ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain
Four ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain
Looking into the Milky Way’s Heart — ISAAC observes the Galactic Centre
Looking into the Milky Way’s Heart — ISAAC observes the Galactic Centre
The E-ELT grows on Cerro Armazones (IV)
The E-ELT grows on Cerro Armazones (IV)
VLT Unit Telescopes at Paranal
VLT Unit Telescopes at Paranal
APEX, the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, on Chajnantor
APEX, the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, on Chajnantor
Swiss Telescope at La Silla
Swiss Telescope at La Silla
APEX Image Calendar, February 2010 — APEX in snow
APEX Image Calendar, February 2010 — APEX in snow
Uranus and satellites
Uranus and satellites
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