Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Visible/infrared comparison of the VISTA Flame Nebula image
Visible/infrared comparison of the VISTA Flame Nebula image
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting La Silla Observatory
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting La Silla Observatory
Oasis in the Desert: the Residencia
Oasis in the Desert: the Residencia
Transport of VISTA Mirror
Transport of VISTA Mirror
Paranal Residencia
Paranal Residencia
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Active Phasing Experiment (APE) for the ELT
Active Phasing Experiment (APE) for the ELT
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope — VISTA
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope — VISTA
ALMA construction work on Chajnantor
ALMA construction work on Chajnantor
ALMA construction work on Chajnantor
ALMA construction work on Chajnantor
Daytime at Paranal
Daytime at Paranal
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting ALMA
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting ALMA
Shadow of the Earth
Shadow of the Earth
VLT Platform
VLT Platform
ALMA antennas and OSF
ALMA antennas and OSF
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
SN2008bk: The last moments of a star
SN2008bk: The last moments of a star
South America and ESO Facility Locations
South America and ESO Facility Locations
An aerial view of the Paranal Observatory in Chile
An aerial view of the Paranal Observatory in Chile
ESO Highlights in 2008
ESO Highlights in 2008
Circinus Galaxy before and after SN 1996cr appeared
Circinus Galaxy before and after SN 1996cr appeared
The Cepheid Star RS Pup
The Cepheid Star RS Pup
The HAWK-I Instrument at the VLT
The HAWK-I Instrument at the VLT
HAWK-I at Paranal
HAWK-I at Paranal
The Radial Velocity Method (artist’s impression)
The Radial Velocity Method (artist’s impression)
Working at 5,000 metres
Working at 5,000 metres
Asteroid 2000 PH5
Asteroid 2000 PH5
The Large Magellanic Cloud before and after SN1987A
The Large Magellanic Cloud before and after SN1987A
A Ring Around SN1987A
A Ring Around SN1987A
The Principle of Integral Field Spectroscopy (IFS)
The Principle of Integral Field Spectroscopy (IFS)
NGC 1068 and the Region resolved by VLTI-MIDI
NGC 1068 and the Region resolved by VLTI-MIDI
Sky Field in Ophiuchus
Sky Field in Ophiuchus
Head of Column No. 4 in Eagle Nebula
Head of Column No. 4 in Eagle Nebula
Bok Globule B68
Bok Globule B68
Unwrapping a VLT mirror
Unwrapping a VLT mirror
The Dark Cloud B68 at Different Wavelengths
The Dark Cloud B68 at Different Wavelengths
2-D Spectrum of Distant Galaxy with Lyman-alpha Emission
2-D Spectrum of Distant Galaxy with Lyman-alpha Emission
Artistic Impression of NGC 6712 Losing Stars into the Milky Way Halo
Artistic Impression of NGC 6712 Losing Stars into the Milky Way Halo
From the Big Bang to the Present
From the Big Bang to the Present
UVES spectrum of the Sun
UVES spectrum of the Sun
FORS1 at the VLT UT1: First Spectra
FORS1 at the VLT UT1: First Spectra
Open Cluster in NGC 330 in SMC
Open Cluster in NGC 330 in SMC
Southern Milky Way over La Silla
Southern Milky Way over La Silla
Planet (3933) Portugal
Planet (3933) Portugal
Light echo from Supernova 1987A
Light echo from Supernova 1987A
New auditorium
New auditorium
VLT at twilight
VLT at twilight
The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal
The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal
Looking for food
Looking for food
Antennas and animals
Antennas and animals
ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters
APEX antenna
APEX antenna
TimeLapse Bot at ALMA
TimeLapse Bot at ALMA
Atacama Airglow
Atacama Airglow
Icy Blue, Glistening View of Chajnantor
Icy Blue, Glistening View of Chajnantor
Licancabur
Licancabur
GROND colour bands
GROND colour bands
Paranal in 1991
Paranal in 1991
Street in San Pedro de Atacama
Street in San Pedro de Atacama
Green Shoots in a Desert
Green Shoots in a Desert
First light for the VLT
First light for the VLT
The ALMA Cultural Heritage Site
The ALMA Cultural Heritage Site
Oasis
Oasis
Up to the skies!
Up to the skies!
APEX and Chajnantor
APEX and Chajnantor
Paranal sunset
Paranal sunset
Glueing ALMA antenna reflector sections
Glueing ALMA antenna reflector sections
ALMA test
ALMA test
Flying low
Flying low
ESO 50th Anniversary events
ESO 50th Anniversary events
VLT mirror shipped to Chile
VLT mirror shipped to Chile
Getting ready to operate the ALMA transporter
Getting ready to operate the ALMA transporter
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas eager to reach the Chajnantor plateau
ALMA antennas eager to reach the Chajnantor plateau
ALMA Santiago Central Office
ALMA Santiago Central Office
Busy day at ALMA
Busy day at ALMA
Temporary shelter for assembling an ALMA antenna
Temporary shelter for assembling an ALMA antenna
Unveiling Catherine Cesarsky’s Portrait
Unveiling Catherine Cesarsky’s Portrait
Unveiling Catherine Cesarsky’s Portrait
Unveiling Catherine Cesarsky’s Portrait
ESO Observatories Route Map
ESO Observatories Route Map
ALMA Antennas at the OSF
ALMA Antennas at the OSF
The VST from above
The VST from above
Digitized Sky Survey Image of the galaxy NGC 4945
Digitized Sky Survey Image of the galaxy NGC 4945
ESO Director General, Professor Tim de Zeeuw
ESO Director General, Professor Tim de Zeeuw
Moving ALMA antennas to Atacama Compact Array pads on Chajnantor
Moving ALMA antennas to Atacama Compact Array pads on Chajnantor
Moving ALMA antennas to the Atacama Compact Array pads
Moving ALMA antennas to the Atacama Compact Array pads
Around Gum 19
Around Gum 19
Jupiter’s Storms: Temperatures and Cloud Colours
Jupiter’s Storms: Temperatures and Cloud Colours
ALMA Transporters Arrive in Chile
ALMA Transporters Arrive in Chile
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Wide-field view of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster
Wide-field view of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster
Start of construction of new ALMA Chile headquarters
Start of construction of new ALMA Chile headquarters
ALMA night testing
ALMA night testing
ALMA night time testing
ALMA night time testing
Calibration of ASM Segments
Calibration of ASM Segments
Messier 55 (M55) globular cluster
Messier 55 (M55) globular cluster
ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters
Widest adaptive optics view of the open star cluster Trumpler 14
Widest adaptive optics view of the open star cluster Trumpler 14
Shell around V445 Puppis (March 2007)
Shell around V445 Puppis (March 2007)
The expanding shell around V445 Puppis
The expanding shell around V445 Puppis
The Circinus Galaxy and the position of SN 1996cr
The Circinus Galaxy and the position of SN 1996cr
The Planet-host Star Iota Horologii
The Planet-host Star Iota Horologii
The Taurus and Horologium Constellations
The Taurus and Horologium Constellations
The Shape of Achernar
The Shape of Achernar
Cepheids in NGC 300
Cepheids in NGC 300
"First light" stellar spectra from Giraffe (detail)
"First light" stellar spectra from Giraffe (detail)
Non-radial oscillations in the giant star xi Hya
Non-radial oscillations in the giant star xi Hya
RX J0806.3+1527 Stellar Binary System
RX J0806.3+1527 Stellar Binary System
A Bowshock Nebula Near the Neutron Star RXJ 18565-3754
A Bowshock Nebula Near the Neutron Star RXJ 18565-3754
A Bowshock Nebula Near the Neutron Star RXJ 18565-3754
A Bowshock Nebula Near the Neutron Star RXJ 18565-3754
Field in Dwarf Galaxy NGC 6822
Field in Dwarf Galaxy NGC 6822
Brightness Decline of Nova in NGC 1316
Brightness Decline of Nova in NGC 1316
Brightness Decline of Nova in NGC 1316
Brightness Decline of Nova in NGC 1316
Young Brown Dwarf in TWA-5 System
Young Brown Dwarf in TWA-5 System
Stars and Nebulae in Dwarf Galaxy NGC 6822
Stars and Nebulae in Dwarf Galaxy NGC 6822
First Circumstellar Disk around a Massive Star
First Circumstellar Disk around a Massive Star
First Circumstellar Disk around a Massive Star
First Circumstellar Disk around a Massive Star
Artist’s impression of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
Artist’s impression of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
Fox at the ALMA Observatory
Fox at the ALMA Observatory
ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters
Screenshot of ESOcast 69
Screenshot of ESOcast 69
A palm tree in the desert
A palm tree in the desert
Paranal Basecamp
Paranal Basecamp
Apacheta
Apacheta
Exciting a sodium cloud
Exciting a sodium cloud
ESO 3.6-metre telescope fish-eye view
ESO 3.6-metre telescope fish-eye view
Conjuction over Paranal
Conjuction over Paranal
Bochum 0.61-metre Telescope
Bochum 0.61-metre Telescope
The Atacama Desert in bloom
The Atacama Desert in bloom
Sunset at La Silla
Sunset at La Silla
View of the La Silla Observatory from the 3.6 m Telescope
View of the La Silla Observatory from the 3.6 m Telescope
VLT Site Testing
VLT Site Testing
VLT mirror shipped to Chile
VLT mirror shipped to Chile
Wide-field view of the sky around NGC 6744
Wide-field view of the sky around NGC 6744
The Paranal Visitor Centre
The Paranal Visitor Centre
Prof. Adriaan Blaauw
Prof. Adriaan Blaauw
Building the E-ELT
Building the E-ELT
The TRAPPIST telescope at La Silla
The TRAPPIST telescope at La Silla
The VISTA telescope
The VISTA telescope
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
The region of Orion’s Belt and the Flame Nebula
The region of Orion’s Belt and the Flame Nebula
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting Paranal Observatory
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting Paranal Observatory
ALMA antennas and OSF at sunset
ALMA antennas and OSF at sunset
ALMA night testing
ALMA night testing
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting Paranal Observatory
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting Paranal Observatory
Minister Marie-Dominique Simonet at Paranal
Minister Marie-Dominique Simonet at Paranal
GigagalaxyZoom Phase 2
GigagalaxyZoom Phase 2
View of the Galactic Plane from the ATLASGAL survey (in five sections)
View of the Galactic Plane from the ATLASGAL survey (in five sections)
View of the Galactic Plane from the ATLASGAL survey (annotated and in five sections)
View of the Galactic Plane from the ATLASGAL survey (annotated and in five sections)
Students Discover a Planet
Students Discover a Planet
Announcing Austria's Intent to Join ESO
Announcing Austria's Intent to Join ESO
Light Echoes around SN1987A
Light Echoes around SN1987A
IAU Officers
IAU Officers
The Merging Scenario (artist’s impression)
The Merging Scenario (artist’s impression)
The very metal-deficient star HE 0107-5240
The very metal-deficient star HE 0107-5240
Signing of ESO/Chile ALMA agreement
Signing of ESO/Chile ALMA agreement
Signing of ESO/Chile ALMA agreement
Signing of ESO/Chile ALMA agreement
The Nucleus of Comet Wirtanen
The Nucleus of Comet Wirtanen
An Infrared Portrait of the Barred Spiral Galaxy Messier 83
An Infrared Portrait of the Barred Spiral Galaxy Messier 83
The Disk Around Iota Horologii
The Disk Around Iota Horologii
Signing the Agreement about the entry of Portugal into ESO
Signing the Agreement about the entry of Portugal into ESO
VLT Interferometer Principle
VLT Interferometer Principle
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
YEPUN is receiving its Mirror
Time Sequence of Crab Pulsar
Time Sequence of Crab Pulsar
Supernova SN 1987A
Supernova SN 1987A
The 17-mag Eclipsing Binary System NN Ser
The 17-mag Eclipsing Binary System NN Ser
Dwarf Galaxy Antlia
Dwarf Galaxy Antlia
First Rotation Period of a Kuiper Belt Object Measured
First Rotation Period of a Kuiper Belt Object Measured
First ESO Image of New Comet 1998 P1
First ESO Image of New Comet 1998 P1
First ESO Image of New Comet 1998 P1
First ESO Image of New Comet 1998 P1
VLT Quick Views of Spacecraft Targets
VLT Quick Views of Spacecraft Targets
VLT Quick Views of Spacecraft Targets
VLT Quick Views of Spacecraft Targets
The Unusual Tails of Comet Hale-Bopp
The Unusual Tails of Comet Hale-Bopp
The Unusual Tails of Comet Hale-Bopp
The Unusual Tails of Comet Hale-Bopp
Fish-eye vortex over VLT
Fish-eye vortex over VLT
A towering figure
A towering figure
The VLT's helpful companions
The VLT's helpful companions
VLT family portrait
VLT family portrait
A serene and alien setting
A serene and alien setting
Inside the dome of the VLT
Inside the dome of the VLT
Moonrise over the VLT
Moonrise over the VLT
Shooting from the Chajnantor Plateau
Shooting from the Chajnantor Plateau
All in the Motion
All in the Motion
A View of the HQ Extension
A View of the HQ Extension
An Astronomer's Hideout
An Astronomer's Hideout
OSF Outside Crossroad Panorama
OSF Outside Crossroad Panorama
Screenshot from IMAX® 3D movie Hidden Universe showing the surface of Mars
Screenshot from IMAX® 3D movie Hidden Universe showing the surface of Mars
Rock formation in the Atacama Desert
Rock formation in the Atacama Desert
Danish 1.54-metre telescope
Danish 1.54-metre telescope
VLT Auxiliary Telescopes
VLT Auxiliary Telescopes
Serenity
Serenity
ESO Member States Flags at Cerro Paranal
ESO Member States Flags at Cerro Paranal
Southern Hemisphere circumpolar star trails
Southern Hemisphere circumpolar star trails
VLT Site Testing
VLT Site Testing
Building the dome of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Building the dome of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Setting up the dome of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Setting up the dome of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Site testing for the VLT on Armazones
Site testing for the VLT on Armazones
Building ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Building ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Hubble image of the Meathook Galaxy
Hubble image of the Meathook Galaxy
President of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus, visiting ESO's Paranal Observatory
President of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus, visiting ESO's Paranal Observatory
Starry Night at Cerro Armazones
Starry Night at Cerro Armazones
Electric Supercar on the VLT Platform
Electric Supercar on the VLT Platform
The Dish of a European Antenna takes shape
The Dish of a European Antenna takes shape
Was it a Good Coating?
Was it a Good Coating?
Comparison of visible-light and infrared images of the galaxy NGC 1365
Comparison of visible-light and infrared images of the galaxy NGC 1365
ALMA antennas at OSF
ALMA antennas at OSF
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
ESO Headquarter Extension
ESO Headquarter Extension
VLTI Tunnel
VLTI Tunnel
ESO Headquarters-Extension Meeting
ESO Headquarters-Extension Meeting
ESO Headquarter-Extension Meeting
ESO Headquarter-Extension Meeting
Enclosures on Platform
Enclosures on Platform
Dr. Catherine Cesarsky
Dr. Catherine Cesarsky
Dr. Catherine Cesarsky
Dr. Catherine Cesarsky
Delay Lines Tunnel
Delay Lines Tunnel
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting Paranal Observatory
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting Paranal Observatory
ESO Headquarters-Extension Meeting
ESO Headquarters-Extension Meeting
The Virgo Cluster
The Virgo Cluster
Planetary Nebulae in and around Messier 87
Planetary Nebulae in and around Messier 87
Messier 87 in the Virgo Cluster
Messier 87 in the Virgo Cluster
Commissioner Potočnik at Paranal Observatory
Commissioner Potočnik at Paranal Observatory
ESO Director General (1999-2007), Dr. Catherine Cesarsky
ESO Director General (1999-2007), Dr. Catherine Cesarsky
Spiral Galaxy NGC 6118 and SN 2004dk
Spiral Galaxy NGC 6118 and SN 2004dk
SINFONI Adaptive Optics Module at VLT Yepun (June 2004)
SINFONI Adaptive Optics Module at VLT Yepun (June 2004)
SINFONI at VLT Yepun, now fully assembled (July 2004)
SINFONI at VLT Yepun, now fully assembled (July 2004)
SINFONI undergoing Balancing and Flexure Tests at VLT Yepun
SINFONI undergoing Balancing and Flexure Tests at VLT Yepun
AMBER at the VLT Interferometric Laboratory
AMBER at the VLT Interferometric Laboratory
 The AT1 positioned next to the VLTI Laboratory
The AT1 positioned next to the VLTI Laboratory
Uranus with rings and moons
Uranus with rings and moons
Pluto, Charon, and triple star "P126 A, B, C"
Pluto, Charon, and triple star "P126 A, B, C"
Distant galaxies behind NGC 300
Distant galaxies behind NGC 300
The star-forming region around NGC 3603
The star-forming region around NGC 3603
MELIPAL "Very First Light"
MELIPAL "Very First Light"
Observations of Comet Hale-Bopp from La Silla
Observations of Comet Hale-Bopp from La Silla
The Biggest Star in the Sky
The Biggest Star in the Sky
Pulsar in the Crab Nebula
Pulsar in the Crab Nebula
Image of comet "P/West-Hartley (1989k)"
Image of comet "P/West-Hartley (1989k)"
ESO Supernova Panorama
ESO Supernova Panorama
Season’s Greetings from the European Southern Observatory!
Season’s Greetings from the European Southern Observatory!
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