Mounted image 156: The Southern Milky Way Above ALMA

The antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), set against the splendour of the Milky Way. The richness of the sky in this picture attests to the unsurpassed conditions for astronomy on the 5000-metre-high Chajnantor plateau, in Chile’s Atacama region.




ESO/B. Tafreshi/TWAN (

About the Mounted Image

Release date:20 June 2012, 17:06
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 40 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
Related archive image:potw1222a