A luminous arc

The entire arc of Milky Way, full of gas and dust, star clusters and emission nebulae, is a luminous background for the ESO-operated Very Large Telescope (VLT). The VLT is based at the Cerro Paranal site in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, and it houses four 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes known as Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun, shown here lined up in front of a stunning starry backdrop.

Credit:

M. Claro/ESO

About the Image

Id:vltmilkywaymoonpano-5961-final-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:18 July 2016, 09:54
Size:15002 x 8006 px

About the Object

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

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