The plane of the Milky Way — rippled with dust, gas and stars — elegantly stretches above the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT), three lined up behind one another. The VLT Survey Telescope is also visible towards the bottom in this unusual fulldome fish-eye perspective from ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile.
The red and green radiance scattering the sky is a luminescence known as airglow.
- Equirectangular projected version of this image
- Extended to 360 x 180 degrees (with black) version of this image
- Stereographic fisheye version of this image
About the Image
|Release date:||4 September 2017, 10:52|
|Size:||4535 x 4535 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Very Large Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Unit Telescopes|
|Type:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory|