Pillars of light atop Paranal

Four pillars of light from the 4 Laser Guide Star Facility on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) are shown reaching into the Chilean night sky in this image from ESO Photo Ambassador Fred Kamphues.

The lasers are a key part of the adaptive optics system on the VLT. Adaptive optics allows astronomers to drastically reduce the atmospheric distortion present at even the best sites in the world for astronomy, including Paranal in Chile, the home of the VLT.

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Tipo:Fotográfico
Data de divulgação:2 de Setembro de 2016 às 13:15
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Nome:Laser Guide Star, VLT Unit Telescopes
Tipo:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Categoria:Paranal

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