ESOshop: Mounted image 019: Gegenschein over the VLT

At Paranal, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope, the sky is so dark that the famous — and extremely difficult to observe — Gegenschein (or “counter shine”) can be seen here in its full glory. This is a faint brightening of the night sky in the region directly opposite the Sun, caused by the reflection of sunlight by interplanetary dust in the Solar System.


ESO/Y. Beletsky

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Dimensions60 cm (W) x 43.21 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)

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