Giants at night

The four massive domes of ESO's Very Large Telescopes working at night. The unit at the left is casting its laser into the night in order to create an artificial star which is used as a guide for the adaptive optics system.

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ESO/C. Malin

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About the Image

Id:malin-poss_7722
Type:Photographic
Release date:19 July 2013, 10:58
Size:4256 x 2832 px

About the Object

Name:Laser Guide Star, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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