E-ELT site testing — Vizcachas / Chile

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The above video shows a view of the desert around Vizcachas, a site located in Chile, not very far from the ESO La Silla Observatory, home to the 3.6-metre telescope and its very successful exoplanet hunter HARPS.

The E-ELT programme office has studied half a dozen potential sites for the future E-ELT observatory, which, with its 40-metre-class diameter, will be the world’s biggest eye on the sky. Various aspects need to be considered in the site selection process. Vizcachas was on the E-ELT Site Selection Advisory Committee’s final short list for the recommended site.



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Release date:5 March 2010, 10:58

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Type:• X - E-ELT


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