DIMM tower at Armazones

Differential Image Motion Monitor (DIMM), which measures the atmospheric seeing, a fundamental parameter of the quality of the atmosphere for astronomical observations, located at Cerro Armazones. Cerro Armazones is a 3060-metre mountain in the central part of Chile’s Atacama Desert, and is the site selected for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Armazones is some 130 kilometres south of the town of Antofagasta and about 20 kilometres from Cerro Paranal, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

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About the Image

Id:viscachas-dimm-tower
Type:Photographic
Release date:26 April 2013, 16:41
Size:2902 x 2910 px

About the Object

Name:Cerro Armazones
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - E-ELT

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