Three people, three telescopes and three planets

ESO photo ambassador Gabriel Brammer captured a perfect moment on the Paranal platform, where the number three seems to be the leitmotif. Three ESO staff members walk on the platform among three Auxiliary Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope, while three planets can be seen in a conjunction above them in the twilight sky. Jupiter (top), Venus (lower left), and Mercury (lower right). The photo was taken on 26 May 2013.

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ESO/G. Brammer

About the Image

Id:potw1322c
Language:en-us
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 June 2013, 10:00
Size:4785 x 3194 px

About the Object

Name:Auxiliary Telescopes, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Solar System : Planet
• Solar System : Sky Phenomenon
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Paranal

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