Roadside telescope

As the Sun sets behind the distant mountains and the sky glows with an ethereal green, the VST opens its doors to a night of observations. In the starry sky, the Pleiades and the Orion belt are easily recognizable on the left and right of the dome respectively.

Credit:

A. Tudorica/ESO

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Id:vlt_atudorica021-cc
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Release date:23 March 2015, 10:58
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Name:VLT Survey Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:Paranal
Survey Telescopes

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