La Silla Ridge

A view of La Silla ridge, taken toward the west, from the current Swedish ESO 15-metre Submillimetre  Telescope (SEST, 1987-2003) site. This picture was taken before the SEST was built. From left to right are: the Grand Prism Objectif (GPO) Telescope; the ESO 1-m Photometric Telescope; the ESO 1.52-metre Telescope and the ESO 1-metre Schmidt Telescope. Next are the astronomers' quarters and the water tanks. This peak is now the site of the New Technology Telescope (NTT), inaugurated in 1989. A few purple flowers known as "Patas de Guanaco" are also visible.

Credit:

ESO/H. Heyer

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Id:ehpa-1-lasilla-ridge
Type:Photographic
Release date:16 September 2011, 12:26
Size:3769 x 2450 px

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Category:La Silla

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