Mounted image 183: The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at Cerro Paranal. The VST is a state-of-the-art 2.6-metre telescope equipped with OmegaCAM, a monster 268 megapixel CCD camera with a field of view four times the area of the full Moon. It will survey the visible-light sky. The VST is the result of a joint venture between ESO and the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory (OAC) of Naples, a research centre of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF).

Credit:

ESO/G. Lombardi

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Id:mounted_0183
Release date:22 October 2012, 16:24
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 40 cm (H)
Related archive image:vst_lombardi_5

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