Laser glow

One of the neighbouring unit telescopes of the VLT reflects the red glow of the laser being sent into the sky by Unit Telescope 4 (Yepun). The laser creates a guide star, which is part of the adaptive optics system installed at the VLT, state-of-the-art technology that corrects the blurring effects of the Earth's atmosphere to create high-resolution images.

Credit:

ESO/Daniele Gasparri (www.astroatacama.com)

About the Image

Id:DSC08314-CC
Type:Photographic
Release date:14 February 2019, 13:07
Size:4240 x 2832 px

About the Object

Name:Laser Guide Star, Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:Paranal

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