Live Webcams

Web cameras have been placed at many of the ESO sites, allowing anyone to see ESO’s advanced telescopes in action in one of the driest deserts in the world at any time. The 24/7 live transmission from the webcams offers multiple streams that are not to be missed:

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Views from the VLT

The images are produced with a NEOS360 camera by Apical Technologies.

KRpano

Webcam | 20 Oct 2016 12:03 CEST
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The live webcam offers high-resolution views of the Very Large Telescope observing platform. You can zoom in the Unit Telescopes, Auxiliary Telescopes, the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), Cerro Armazones (home of the ELT) and even the distant volcano Llullaillaco (at an amazing distance of 190 km from Paranal). Note that the Moon at times can be so bright that night almost looks like day.

Static panorama image

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This is how the VLT at Cerro Paranal in Chile looks like now

Static Points of Interest

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Cerro Armazones, home of the future ELT. Note the construction work that is ongoing there. Also note that the Sun rises right behind Armazones as seen from VLT at certain times of the year.

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VST

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K0 station LIVE (11 Sep 2014 15:01 CEST). Here you may be able to see one of the ATs. On extremely clear days the magnificent 6739-metre volcano Llullaillaco is visible in the background of this photograph. It is an amazing 190 kilometres away on the border with Argentina.

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A1 station. Here you may be able to see one of the ATs.

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G1 station. Here you may be able to see one of the ATs.

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MELIPAL, also known as UT3

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On extremely clear days the magnificent 6739-metre volcano Llullaillaco is visible in the background of this photograph. It is an amazing 190 kilometres away on the border with Argentina.

 

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Circular fisheye

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Extra deep night-time circular fisheye. NB: only live at night.

Views from ALMA

The images are produced with a NEOS360 camera by Apical Technologies.

KRpano

Webcam | 20 Oct 2016 12:03 CEST
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The live webcam offers high-resolution views of the Chajnantor plateau, located at 5000 meters above sea level in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Here several antennas that take part of ALMA as well as APEX can be seen pointing to the sky.

Static panorama image

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This is how the Chajnantor plateau in Chile looks like now

Static Points of Interest

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ALMA AOS Control Building.

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Licancabur seen from the Chajnantor Plateau.

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APEX.

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ALMA Antennas.

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Chajnantor Plateau.

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ALMA Antennas.

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Here you may be able to see one antenna.

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Here you may be able to see another antenna.

Webcam | 20 Oct 2016 12:31 CEST
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Circular 4k fisheye image for planetarium use.

 

APEXcam LIVE

APEXCam LIVE.

 

La Silla Night Cam


Chile night time only! During the day the webcam shows the last frame before sunrise. The red letters indicate telescopes that are observing right now (T—the ESO 3.6-metre telescope, N— New Technology Telescope and D—the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope). Please, see more on La Silla - All Sky Camera.

 

REM webcams at La Silla

The webcam images of the Rapid Eye Mount (REM) telescope are refreshed every 10 minutes and are maintained by INAF. Please note that during night time these images will be completely dark.


REM from control room side


REM from workshop side


REM from North dome wall


REM outdoor looking North

Danish 1.54-metre telescope

All Sky camera near the Danish 1.54-metre telescope at La Silla. More information on this link

 

View from the Headquarters

Construction Webcam
Webcam | 20 Oct 2016 12:31 CEST
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Live view from the construction site of the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre, at ESO Headquarters in Garching bei München, Germany. The ground-event took place on 24 February 2015.
Construction Webcam
Webcam | 20 Oct 2016 12:31 CEST
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Live view from the construction site of the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre, at ESO Headquarters in Garching bei München, Germany. The ground-event took place on 24 February 2015.