Immersive Paranal world

This ultra HD photograph taken during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition captures ESO's Paranal Observatory in this 360 degree fish-eye (fulldome) view. The swirling Milky Way can be seen at its centre. The four 8.2m Unit Telescopes (UTs) — Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun — can be seen below, along with the four movable 1.8m diameter Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs), making up the Very Large Telescope (VLT). The telescopes can work together, to form a giant ‘interferometer’, the ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer, allowing astronomers to see details up to 25 times finer than with the individual telescopes.

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About the Image

Id:uhd-vlt-circular-cc-fd
Type:Photographic
Release date:4 September 2017, 13:47
Size:10907 x 10908 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal, Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:Fulldome
Paranal

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