Sunset view at Paranal with Moon, Venus and an AT

Astronomers enjoying the sunset at Paranal, on ESO’s Very Large Telescope’s platform, just before the beginning of their night-time observations. 

The dome of one of the VLT’s Auxiliary Telescopes is seen in the foreground. The crescent Moon and, to its left, planet Venus, make for a beautiful scenery.

Credit:

ESO/Y. Beletsky

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Id:yb_at_moon_venus_cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:20
Size:2816 x 1992 px

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Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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