ESOcast 106: ChileChill 9 — Lasers over Paranal

The "4 Laser Guide Star Facility"​ was installed at the VLT and are the most powerful laser guide stars ever used in astronomy​. Creating multiple artificial stars gives a better understanding of atmospheric conditions​, which leads to a better image.

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Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Richard Hook and Lauren Fuge.
Music: ASTRAL ELECTRONIC.
Footage and photos: ESO, B. Tafreshi (twanight.org), C. Malin (christophmalin.com), M. Struik, UHD Team, F. Kamphues, NASA, M. Kornmesser, R. Wesson, G. Lombardi (glphoto.it), L. Calçada, G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com), S. Lowery and ACe Consortium.
Directed by: Nico Bartmann and Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:esocast106a
Release date:5 May 2017, 11:00
Related announcements:ann17022
Duration:05 m 32 s

About the Object

Name:Laser Guide Star
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Category:ESOcast

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