Watching the Sunset at Cerro Armazones
ESO Photo Ambassador Serge Brunier watches a spectacular sunset from the top of Cerro Armazones and prepares for a clear starry night. The crescent Moon is visible just above the Differential Image Motion Monitor (DIMM), which measures the atmospheric seeing, a fundamental parameter of the quality of the atmosphere for astronomical observations. Cerro Armazones is a 3060-metre mountain in the central part of Chile’s Atacama Desert, and is the site selected for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Armazones is some 130 kilometres south of the town of Antofagasta and about 20 kilometres from Cerro Paranal, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope.
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About the Image
|Release date:||26 February 2011, 19:15|
|Size:||4724 x 4724 px|
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|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory|