Paranal Fish-Eye Time-lapse

A fulldome/fish-eye time-lapse captured during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition showing the Very Large Telescope array (VLT), the flagship facility for European ground-based astronomy. The Milky Way can be seen prominently overhead. 

To the lower right, Yepun, Unit Telescope 4 (UT4) can be seen to shine its powerful laser into the Earth's upper atmosphere, allowing astronomers to create artificial stars in a technique called adaptive optics. Adaptive optics allows the corrected optical system to observe finer details of much fainter astronomical objects than is otherwise possible from the ground. 

Credit:

ESO/B.Tafreshi (twanight.org)

About the Video

Id:uhd_bt_paranalfisheye2
Release date:9 May 2014, 17:31
Duration:11s

About the Object

Name:Cerro Paranal, Milky Way, Paranal, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Milky Way
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Paranal
• X - Fulldome

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