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
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
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
“Noticias del Universo” travels to Northern Chile
“Noticias del Universo” travels to Northern Chile
Spectrum of planet around HR 8799
Spectrum of planet around HR 8799
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
FLAMES at VLT
FLAMES at VLT
E-ELT Closeup
E-ELT Closeup
The Bodega
The Bodega
Generator Sets and Water Tanks
Generator Sets and Water Tanks
Cooling Liquid Plant
Cooling Liquid Plant
The Basecamp during lunchbreak
The Basecamp during lunchbreak
Messier 35 – A Cluster of Stars
Messier 35 – A Cluster of Stars
Moon, Venus and the Milky Way
Moon, Venus and the Milky Way
NTT mirror cleaning
NTT mirror cleaning
NGC 2081
NGC 2081
Dutch 0.9-metre telescope
Dutch 0.9-metre telescope
ALMA atennas and OSF
ALMA atennas and OSF
Cepheids in the Solar Neighbourhood (artist’s impression)
Cepheids in the Solar Neighbourhood (artist’s impression)
A Galactic Fossil
A Galactic Fossil
The 2M1207 System
The 2M1207 System
Artist's Impression of the ALMA Project
Artist's Impression of the ALMA Project
The Star AB Pictoris and its Companion
The Star AB Pictoris and its Companion
The Brown Dwarf 2M1207 and its Planetary Companion
The Brown Dwarf 2M1207 and its Planetary Companion
AT1 and AT2 with Open Domes
AT1 and AT2 with Open Domes
Comparison Between OGLE-TR-122b, Jupiter and the Sun
Comparison Between OGLE-TR-122b, Jupiter and the Sun
Blue Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5233
Blue Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5233
Asteroid (4179) Toutatis passes the Earth
Asteroid (4179) Toutatis passes the Earth
Asteroid Toutatis with the VLT
Asteroid Toutatis with the VLT
Comparison between the possible 2M1207 system and the Solar System
Comparison between the possible 2M1207 system and the Solar System
Spectrum of a Meteor (FORS1/VLT)
Spectrum of a Meteor (FORS1/VLT)
Colour Composite of the Galactic Centre
Colour Composite of the Galactic Centre
Radio and Near-Infrared Composite of W49A
Radio and Near-Infrared Composite of W49A
K-band image of the unstable star Eta Carinae
K-band image of the unstable star Eta Carinae
The star HIC 59206  (uncorrected image)
The star HIC 59206 (uncorrected image)
The HARPS spectrograph
The HARPS spectrograph
The Antennae Galaxies - NGC4038/9
The Antennae Galaxies - NGC4038/9
Distant Galaxy MS 1512-cB58
Distant Galaxy MS 1512-cB58
Comet Wirtanen
Comet Wirtanen
Artist's impression of the engulfment of a planet
Artist's impression of the engulfment of a planet
Galaxy Cluster in the Capodimonte Deep Field
Galaxy Cluster in the Capodimonte Deep Field
Celestial Objects in the Capodimonte Deep Field
Celestial Objects in the Capodimonte Deep Field
Galaxy Cluster in the Capodimonte Deep Field
Galaxy Cluster in the Capodimonte Deep Field
Working on a VLT secondary mirror
Working on a VLT secondary mirror
Detail of N70 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Detail of N70 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Afterglow of GRB 990510
Afterglow of GRB 990510
Afterglow of GRB 990510
Afterglow of GRB 990510
GRB 990510 Sky Region
GRB 990510 Sky Region
Afterglow of GRB 990510
Afterglow of GRB 990510
VLT Unit Telescope 1 in its Enclosure
VLT Unit Telescope 1 in its Enclosure
Paranal at Night
Paranal at Night
Observations at Paranal
Observations at Paranal
UHD Time-lapse Bot
UHD Time-lapse Bot
Yuri in the Spotlight During ESO's UHD Expedition
Yuri in the Spotlight During ESO's UHD Expedition
The ESO Headquarters extension
The ESO Headquarters extension
A Much Needed Drink
A Much Needed Drink
Alpha Centauri from Paranal
Alpha Centauri from Paranal
Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross
Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross
ALMA antenna
ALMA antenna
ESO’s Very Large Telescope array
ESO’s Very Large Telescope array
ESO Very Large Telescope array
ESO Very Large Telescope array
Screenshot from IMAX® 3D movie Hidden Universe showing the Helix Nebula in infrared
Screenshot from IMAX® 3D movie Hidden Universe showing the Helix Nebula in infrared
Atacama Compact Array
Atacama Compact Array
The VST at Paranal Observatory
The VST at Paranal Observatory
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
La Silla TAROT telescope
La Silla TAROT telescope
La Silla TAROT telescope
La Silla TAROT telescope
Time for a swim
Time for a swim
Construction of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Construction of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Flowers in the Atacama desert
Flowers in the Atacama desert
VLT 4LGSF OTA L2 lens measurement on NANOMEFOS
VLT 4LGSF OTA L2 lens measurement on NANOMEFOS
VLT 4LGSF OTA L2 lens measurement on NANOMEFOS
VLT 4LGSF OTA L2 lens measurement on NANOMEFOS
Site testing weather station in South Africa
Site testing weather station in South Africa
The COSMOS field (unannotated)
The COSMOS field (unannotated)
UT 1 Recoated
UT 1 Recoated
Comet McNaught over Paranal
Comet McNaught over Paranal
Comet McNaught over the Atacama Desert
Comet McNaught over the Atacama Desert
Ready to Build the ALMA OSF
Ready to Build the ALMA OSF
A VLT Auxiliary Telescopes watches the Milky Way setting
A VLT Auxiliary Telescopes watches the Milky Way setting
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
Eight ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
Eight ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
Prof. Adriaan Blaauw
Prof. Adriaan Blaauw
The current Laser Guide Star at the Very Large Telescope
The current Laser Guide Star at the Very Large Telescope
Celestial Tic-Tac-Toe: Mercury, Venus and the Moon Align
Celestial Tic-Tac-Toe: Mercury, Venus and the Moon Align
VLT at Night at Paranal
VLT at Night at Paranal
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla
APEX Image Calendar, March 2010 — Penitent Ice
APEX Image Calendar, March 2010 — Penitent Ice
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
VISTA telescope being installed
VISTA telescope being installed
Wide Field Imager
Wide Field Imager
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope with Wide Field Imager
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope with Wide Field Imager
Paranal Residencia
Paranal Residencia
The Residencia at Dawn *
The Residencia at Dawn *
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope - Control Room
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope - Control Room
Auxilliary Telescope
Auxilliary Telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope - Daytime View
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope - Daytime View
The European Extremely Large Telescope (Artist’s rendering)
The European Extremely Large Telescope (Artist’s rendering)
View of the Galactic Plane from the ATLASGAL survey (annotated)
View of the Galactic Plane from the ATLASGAL survey (annotated)
Around the Arches Cluster
Around the Arches Cluster
Submillimetre and Infrared View of the Galactic Centre
Submillimetre and Infrared View of the Galactic Centre
Preparing for PRIMA First Light
Preparing for PRIMA First Light
S Ori to Scale (artist’s impression)
S Ori to Scale (artist’s impression)
The Young Stellar Object MWC 297 (Artist's View)
The Young Stellar Object MWC 297 (Artist's View)
The B[e] Supergiant CPD -57º2874 (Artist's View)
The B[e] Supergiant CPD -57º2874 (Artist's View)
Orbits of Twin Moonlets around 87 Sylvia
Orbits of Twin Moonlets around 87 Sylvia
Comet 9P/Tempel 1 (NTT/EMMI)
Comet 9P/Tempel 1 (NTT/EMMI)
The Sub-Stellar Companion to GQ Lupi
The Sub-Stellar Companion to GQ Lupi
Big Stellar Cluster in the Blue Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5253
Big Stellar Cluster in the Blue Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5253
The Orbital Motion of Linus around (22) Kalliope
The Orbital Motion of Linus around (22) Kalliope
Infant Solar System in Ophiuchus
Infant Solar System in Ophiuchus
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
Comet Hale-Bopp.
Comet Hale-Bopp.
Comet Hale-Bopp, at a distance of nearly 2,000 million kilometres from the Sun.
Comet Hale-Bopp, at a distance of nearly 2,000 million kilometres from the Sun.
The AXAF Deep Field
The AXAF Deep Field
Detail of the AXAF Deep Field
Detail of the AXAF Deep Field
Lyman-alpha Emission Objects
Lyman-alpha Emission Objects
Cluster of Galaxies-1ESO657-55
Cluster of Galaxies-1ESO657-55
Light-bending Matter in the Distant Universe
Light-bending Matter in the Distant Universe
Bright X-Ray Cluster Acts As Strong Gravitational Lens
Bright X-Ray Cluster Acts As Strong Gravitational Lens
Flags on the VLT platform
Flags on the VLT platform
A laser in the sky
A laser in the sky
A laser in the sky
A laser in the sky
A laser in the sky
A laser in the sky
A laser in the sky
A laser in the sky
TimeLapse Bot at ALMA
TimeLapse Bot at ALMA
Otto in action
Otto in action
Babak Tafreshi at Cerro Armazones
Babak Tafreshi at Cerro Armazones
ESO Photo Ambassadors in UT3 control room
ESO Photo Ambassadors in UT3 control room
Residencia
Residencia
Forefront of science
Forefront of science
Startrails and lasers
Startrails and lasers
Laser Guide Star
Laser Guide Star
Atacama Desert in bloom
Atacama Desert in bloom
VLT 4LGSF OTA aspherical L2 lens
VLT 4LGSF OTA aspherical L2 lens
View from Paranal
View from Paranal
The E-ELT M4 Mirror Support
The E-ELT M4 Mirror Support
The Satellite Building at Vitacura in 1969
The Satellite Building at Vitacura in 1969
The Rho Ophiuchi star formation region, where hydrogen peroxide has been detected in space (annotated)
The Rho Ophiuchi star formation region, where hydrogen peroxide has been detected in space (annotated)
X-shooter
X-shooter
The first ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
The first ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
The Sky in our Hands — an educational activity
The Sky in our Hands — an educational activity
The central hall at the Paranal Residencia
The central hall at the Paranal Residencia
Close up of the VISTA telescope
Close up of the VISTA telescope
A look at VISTA´s powerful eye
A look at VISTA´s powerful eye
A 7-metre antenna for ALMA
A 7-metre antenna for ALMA
VLT Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
VLT Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Paranal Observatory
Paranal Observatory
View from the NTT
View from the NTT
Paranal from on High
Paranal from on High
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