VLT Laser Guide Star joins the night sky

The Laser Guide Star (LGS) is launched from the VLT's 8.2-metre Yepun Telescope and aims at the centre of our Galaxy, in the heart of the brightest part of the Milky Way, creating an artificial star in the Earth's mesosphere. This star is used as reference to correct images and spectra.

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Id:2019-07-05-Paranal-Distance-from-Armazones-CC
Type:Photographic
Release date:2 March 2020, 16:22
Size:3648 x 5472 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:Paranal

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