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 in the centre. The VLT Survey Telescope is also visible on the right in this unusual equirectangular panoramic perspective from ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile.
The red and green radiance scattering the sky is a luminescence known as airglow.
- Extended to 360 x 180 degrees (with black) version of this image
- Fisheye version of this image
- Stereographic fisheye version of this image
About the Image
|Release date:||6 June 2016, 19:55|
|Size:||6380 x 1713 px|
|Field of View:||360° x 96.7°|
About the Object
|Name:||Very Large Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Unit Telescopes|
|Type:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|