The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla

The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla observatory. La Silla, in the southern part of the Atacama desert of Chile was ESO's first observation site. The site is set 2400 metres above sea level, providing excellent observing conditions. ESO operates the 3.6-metre telescope, the New Technology Telescope (NTT), and the MPG/ESO2.2-metre telescope at La Silla. La Silla also hosts national telescopes, such as the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope and the Danish 1.54-metre telescope. Read more about La Silla on its dedicated page.

Credit:

Iztok Bončina/ESO

About the Image

Id:ib-la-silla05
Type:Photographic
Release date:6 April 2010, 16:09
Size:3888 x 2592 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:La Silla

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