The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at Cerro Paranal. The VST is a state-of-the-art 2.6-metre telescope equipped with OmegaCAM, a monster 268 megapixel CCD camera with a field of view four times the area of the full Moon. It will survey the visible-light sky. The VST is the result of a joint venture between ESO and the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory (OAC) of Naples, a research centre of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF).

Credit:

ESO/G.Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com)

About the Image

Id:vst_gerd_2
Type:Photographic
Release date:6 June 2011, 14:34
Related science announcements:sciann13020
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About the Object

Name:VLT Survey Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:Survey Telescopes

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