La Silla at night

This image shows the full extent of the La Silla Observatory. A multitude of telescopes are located here including the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler telescope in the white dome at the front and the New Technology Telescope (NTT) whose octogonal housing can be spotted straight ahead. Except for dimly lit streets there is no light produced at the observatory to ensure minimal interference with observations.

Credit:

Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO

About the Image

Id:beletsky_lasilla_11
Type:Photographic
Release date:6 October 2017, 17:00
Related announcements:ann17068
Size:5000 x 3333 px

About the Object

Name:La Silla
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:La Silla

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