Celebrating the night

In this fisheye projection, two of the four small Auxiliary Telescopes stand beside their larger counterparts, the four Unit Telescopes of the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. In a world that has been curved around, the line of the Milky Way splits the sky, under which the faint blotches of our neighbouring dwarf galaxies — the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds — are just visible. The photographer celebrates the sky from atop a platform.

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Id:nik7600p2-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:4 October 2016, 11:39
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Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:Fulldome
Paranal

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