Opening a VLT Dome at Sunset
Opening a VLT Dome at Sunset
Looking to the Future
Looking to the Future
Galaxies during the era of reionisation in the early Universe (simulation)
Galaxies during the era of reionisation in the early Universe (simulation)
VLT atop Cerro Paranal
VLT atop Cerro Paranal
Sunset at Chajnantor
Sunset at Chajnantor
APEX on Chajnantor
APEX on Chajnantor
A Quintuplet of ALMA Antennas — And Then There Were Five
A Quintuplet of ALMA Antennas — And Then There Were Five
Snow Visits the ALMA Site*
Snow Visits the ALMA Site*
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Artist’s impression of an exoplanet in a retrograde orbit (without additional graphics)
Artist’s impression of an exoplanet in a retrograde orbit (without additional graphics)
Stellar Titans of Pismis 24
Stellar Titans of Pismis 24
The CAT at La Silla
The CAT at La Silla
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
ALMA antenna at OSF backlit by the Sun
ALMA antenna at OSF backlit by the Sun
APEX Image Calendar, April 2010 — And we have the control room, our offices, a terrace, well everything you need to work...
APEX Image Calendar, April 2010 — And we have the control room, our offices, a terrace, well everything you need to work...
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones / Chile
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones / Chile
Around the Cat's Paw Nebula
Around the Cat's Paw Nebula
Spectrum of the planet around HR 8799
Spectrum of the planet around HR 8799
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
NTT Control Room
NTT Control Room
The Southern Cross
The Southern Cross
Interferometry Task Force December 2005
Interferometry Task Force December 2005
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Auxiliary Telescope
Auxiliary Telescope
Paranal
Paranal
A Cosmic Flame
A Cosmic Flame
The VLT Auxiliary Telescope
The VLT Auxiliary Telescope
Moon over the Andes
Moon over the Andes
The Auxiliary telescopes on the Paranal Platform
The Auxiliary telescopes on the Paranal Platform
Meeting at the RITZ
Meeting at the RITZ
NTT Control Room
NTT Control Room
Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF)
Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF)
The field around HD 87643
The field around HD 87643
The Star T Leporis to Scale
The Star T Leporis to Scale
NGC 3576
NGC 3576
The Region Around MWC 147
The Region Around MWC 147
Peering at Uranus's Rings as they Swing Edge-on to Earth for the First Time Since their Discovery in 1977
Peering at Uranus's Rings as they Swing Edge-on to Earth for the First Time Since their Discovery in 1977
The DPS Deep 3 Field (Detail)
The DPS Deep 3 Field (Detail)
Model Image of Cepheid L Carinae
Model Image of Cepheid L Carinae
Supernova 2005dh and Spiral Galaxy NGC 1559
Supernova 2005dh and Spiral Galaxy NGC 1559
Artist's impression of the triple asteroid system, 87 Sylvia
Artist's impression of the triple asteroid system, 87 Sylvia
Evolution of Comet Tempel 1
Evolution of Comet Tempel 1
Part of the LMC H II Region N214
Part of the LMC H II Region N214
NGC 2108 Stellar Cluster in the LMC
NGC 2108 Stellar Cluster in the LMC
Big Stellar Cluster in the Blue Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5253
Big Stellar Cluster in the Blue Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5253
The Milky Way above La Silla
The Milky Way above La Silla
Six Nightly Views of Titan's Surface
Six Nightly Views of Titan's Surface
Colour-Composite of the Sky Field with Several High-Redshift Galaxies
Colour-Composite of the Sky Field with Several High-Redshift Galaxies
BN/KL Complex in the Orion Nebula
BN/KL Complex in the Orion Nebula
Peering into a Star Factory
Peering into a Star Factory
The Birth of a Supernova Remnant
The Birth of a Supernova Remnant
Centre of Merging Galaxy System ESO202-G23
Centre of Merging Galaxy System ESO202-G23
Solitary laser guide star divides the Magellanic Clouds
Solitary laser guide star divides the Magellanic Clouds
ALMA image of the protoplanetary disc around V883 Orionis
ALMA image of the protoplanetary disc around V883 Orionis
ALMA 360 degree panorama
ALMA 360 degree panorama
Bedroom view from Paranal Residencia
Bedroom view from Paranal Residencia
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
VLT Family Portrait
VLT Family Portrait
Lunar Eclipse over the VLT
Lunar Eclipse over the VLT
Desert panorama
Desert panorama
APEX main beam
APEX main beam
Cerro Paranal platform
Cerro Paranal platform
VISTA observing the sky
VISTA observing the sky
The most powerful telescope in the world
The most powerful telescope in the world
The future begins here
The future begins here
Band 10 receiver cartridge
Band 10 receiver cartridge
Aerial view of ESO's Headquarters
Aerial view of ESO's Headquarters
New Year's Eve at the Very Large Telescope
New Year's Eve at the Very Large Telescope
Milky Way Arcs Over ALMA
Milky Way Arcs Over ALMA
Preparing for the Night Ahead
Preparing for the Night Ahead
The Cherenkov Telescope Array
The Cherenkov Telescope Array
A gallery of bipolar planetary nebulae
A gallery of bipolar planetary nebulae
The Hexacopter over ALMA
The Hexacopter over ALMA
APEX Outside Distant Panorama
APEX Outside Distant Panorama
Laser on UT4
Laser on UT4
Instruments of wonder
Instruments of wonder
 The Laser Guide Star of Paranal in operation
The Laser Guide Star of Paranal in operation
Path of the shadow of Makemake as it crossed the Earth on 23 April 2011
Path of the shadow of Makemake as it crossed the Earth on 23 April 2011
PRIMA, a VLTI Instrument
PRIMA, a VLTI Instrument
VLT at twilight
VLT at twilight
The Dawn of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA)
The Dawn of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA)
End of the night at Paranal Observatory
End of the night at Paranal Observatory
Aerial view of La Silla, seen from the North
Aerial view of La Silla, seen from the North
ALMA antenna moving home
ALMA antenna moving home
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
The Very Large Telescope
The Very Large Telescope
Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation Visits Paranal and ALMA
Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation Visits Paranal and ALMA
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
The Science Train visits the Antofagasta Region
The Science Train visits the Antofagasta Region
The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy
The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy
Starry Night at Paranal*
Starry Night at Paranal*
Around IRAS 13481-6124
Around IRAS 13481-6124
Four Japanese antennas for ALMA
Four Japanese antennas for ALMA
Dramatic Moonset
Dramatic Moonset
APEX Image Calendar, January 2010 — Last sun rays of the day hitting the antenna
APEX Image Calendar, January 2010 — Last sun rays of the day hitting the antenna
The Globular Cluster NGC 3201
The Globular Cluster NGC 3201
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2m - Evening View
MPG/ESO 2.2m - Evening View
Grand Opening of IYA2009 in Berlin
Grand Opening of IYA2009 in Berlin
ESO Flags
ESO Flags
HAWK-I at VLT
HAWK-I at VLT
HAWK-I
HAWK-I
Auxiliary Telescope 2
Auxiliary Telescope 2
Aerial view of Paranal Observatory
Aerial view of Paranal Observatory
The REM Telescope
The REM Telescope
The Cluster Collinder 261
The Cluster Collinder 261
The Four ATs at Paranal
The Four ATs at Paranal
The Field around Baade's Window
The Field around Baade's Window
 Spiral Galaxy Messier 100
Spiral Galaxy Messier 100
Zoom-in on the Einstein Ring on a Region in Fornax
Zoom-in on the Einstein Ring on a Region in Fornax
The Orion Nebula (M42)
The Orion Nebula (M42)
 The AT1 and the domes of the 8.2-m Unit Telescopes
The AT1 and the domes of the 8.2-m Unit Telescopes
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
Auxiliary Telescope Station
Auxiliary Telescope Station
Detail of the Sombrero Galaxy
Detail of the Sombrero Galaxy
ESO 1.52-m telescope
ESO 1.52-m telescope
The Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at La Silla
The Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at La Silla
ALMA panorama
ALMA panorama
View above La Silla
View above La Silla
A peak inside la Residencia
A peak inside la Residencia
A touch of airglow
A touch of airglow
Artist’s impression of cold intergalactic rain
Artist’s impression of cold intergalactic rain
A panorama view of the VLT
A panorama view of the VLT
View above La Silla
View above La Silla
The unique rocky comet C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)
The unique rocky comet C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
View above La Silla
View above La Silla
360° panorama of the VLT platform
360° panorama of the VLT platform
Halo over Paranal
Halo over Paranal
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Cerro Armazones
Cerro Armazones
ALMA and the Licancabur Volcano
ALMA and the Licancabur Volcano
Milky Way above a decorative arrangement
Milky Way above a decorative arrangement
A fish-eye view of the VLT
A fish-eye view of the VLT
Ashen Armazones at sunset
Ashen Armazones at sunset
The Milky Way and ALMA
The Milky Way and ALMA
The three-dimensional view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE
The three-dimensional view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE
Atacama view
Atacama view
Neon ALMA
Neon ALMA
Major players
Major players
The VLT platform at dusk
The VLT platform at dusk
Artist’s impression of two white dwarf stars destined to merge and create a Type Ia supernova
Artist’s impression of two white dwarf stars destined to merge and create a Type Ia supernova
Babak Tafreshi at ESO Paranal
Babak Tafreshi at ESO Paranal
VISTA observing the sky
VISTA observing the sky
The volcano in the desert
The volcano in the desert
Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)
Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)
In View of Our Cosmos
In View of Our Cosmos
Combining Forces to Reveal the Faintest Objects in our Universe
Combining Forces to Reveal the Faintest Objects in our Universe
Ultra HD Expedition day 8: on Chajnantor plateau just before sunset
Ultra HD Expedition day 8: on Chajnantor plateau just before sunset
Capturing the Ultra High Definition Universe (annotated)
Capturing the Ultra High Definition Universe (annotated)
Artist's impression of the central bulge of the Milky Way
Artist's impression of the central bulge of the Milky Way
Flamingo in the Desert
Flamingo in the Desert
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) antennas
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) antennas
Stitched panorama view of ALMA
Stitched panorama view of ALMA
Silhouette portrait
Silhouette portrait
VST waiting for action
VST waiting for action
APEX with cars
APEX with cars
Creating an artificial star
Creating an artificial star
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Star trails at Paranal with laser
Star trails at Paranal with laser
Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe (unannotated)
Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe (unannotated)
E-ELT mirror segments under test
E-ELT mirror segments under test
ESO Brings the Moon Closer to the President Sebastian Piñera in Santiago, Chile
ESO Brings the Moon Closer to the President Sebastian Piñera in Santiago, Chile
The first European antenna for ALMA is handed over to the observatory
The first European antenna for ALMA is handed over to the observatory
Sunlight Enters a VLT Dome
Sunlight Enters a VLT Dome
An Island in the Desert
An Island in the Desert
The entire Large Magellanic Cloud with annotations
The entire Large Magellanic Cloud with annotations
Great progress for the ALMA Santiago Central Office building
Great progress for the ALMA Santiago Central Office building
The ALMA transporter carrying an antenna at the OSF
The ALMA transporter carrying an antenna at the OSF
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
APEX Image Calendar, December 2010 — Chajnantor at Sunrise
APEX Image Calendar, December 2010 — Chajnantor at Sunrise
Details of the VISTA Fornax Galaxy Cluster image
Details of the VISTA Fornax Galaxy Cluster image
NGC 6193 and NGC 6231: Open Clusters of Stars
NGC 6193 and NGC 6231: Open Clusters of Stars
ALMA night testing
ALMA night testing
ESO Headquarters in Garching
ESO Headquarters in Garching
Young Asteroids Look Old
Young Asteroids Look Old
A virtual 100-metre telescope
A virtual 100-metre telescope
The Einstein Cross
The Einstein Cross
The Quiet Explosion
The Quiet Explosion
A Disc in the Ant Nebula
A Disc in the Ant Nebula
A Flared Proto-Planetary Disc (Artist's Impression)
A Flared Proto-Planetary Disc (Artist's Impression)
The Stellar Cluster Hodge 301
The Stellar Cluster Hodge 301
The Supernova Scenario
The Supernova Scenario
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
The Orion Nebula and Trapezium Cluster (detail)
The Orion Nebula and Trapezium Cluster (detail)
Globular Cluster NGC1916 near N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Globular Cluster NGC1916 near N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Globular cluster NGC 1261
Globular cluster NGC 1261
Moonshine over La Silla
Moonshine over La Silla
Moonshine over La Silla
Moonshine over La Silla
Moonshine over La Silla
Moonshine over La Silla
VLT lasers create artificial stars over Paranal
VLT lasers create artificial stars over Paranal
Artist's impression of the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri
Artist's impression of the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri
Across a salt lake near ALMA
Across a salt lake near ALMA
Unclocking the stars
Unclocking the stars
Mirror Maintenance Building at dawn
Mirror Maintenance Building at dawn
View above the Danish 1.54-metre telescope
View above the Danish 1.54-metre telescope
The zodiacal light
The zodiacal light
ESO Supernova in progress at Garching
ESO Supernova in progress at Garching
Light of the silvery Moon
Light of the silvery Moon
Magellanic Clouds over Yepun
Magellanic Clouds over Yepun
Pushing the limits with ALMA
Pushing the limits with ALMA
Up close with the Milky Way
Up close with the Milky Way
It’s Smiles All Round @ #MeetESO!
It’s Smiles All Round @ #MeetESO!
ALMA's antennas spread across the Chajnantor Plateau
ALMA's antennas spread across the Chajnantor Plateau
Paranal red sprites
Paranal red sprites
Behind the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Behind the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Laser Guide Star at the VLT
Laser Guide Star at the VLT
Overlooking the Residencia
Overlooking the Residencia
Halo over Paranal
Halo over Paranal
La Silla sunset
La Silla sunset
Paranal laser
Paranal laser
A galactic arch
A galactic arch
The Milky Way and Nova Centauri 2013
The Milky Way and Nova Centauri 2013
Venus, Mars and the Moon beyond the VLT
Venus, Mars and the Moon beyond the VLT
A Mix of Colours and Wonder
A Mix of Colours and Wonder
The lensed galaxy
The lensed galaxy
A timid but brilliant Moon
A timid but brilliant Moon
AT and Armazones
AT and Armazones
Paranal's shadow
Paranal's shadow
The ultimate viewing platform
The ultimate viewing platform
The peak of Cerro Armazones
The peak of Cerro Armazones
Dusty mountain
Dusty mountain
Cerro Armazones from above
Cerro Armazones from above
Aerial view of the VLT platform
Aerial view of the VLT platform
Cerro Armazones casts a long shadow
Cerro Armazones casts a long shadow
The nova of 1670 recorded by Hevelius
The nova of 1670 recorded by Hevelius
Sprites at La Silla Observatory
Sprites at La Silla Observatory
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
Heavy lifting
Heavy lifting
Moon Eclipse
Moon Eclipse
Making Way for Construction of the ESO Supernova
Making Way for Construction of the ESO Supernova
Star trails over the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Star trails over the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Mercedes at the ESO Headquarters
Mercedes at the ESO Headquarters
The Star Track
The Star Track
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