Cerro Armazones drone footage

This drone footage, taken in Spring 2018, shows Cerro Armazones in Chile's Atacama Desert. This will be the site for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) and the digging of foundations for this enormous project. The outline of the telescope’s main structure is clearly visible and, when completed, an 80-metre-high dome will cover this outline. The 55-metre diameter circular pit at the centre will eventually contain the foundation for the structures supporting the colossal 39-metre primary mirror that gives the ELT its name.

This dramatic footage was taken by ESO photo ambassador Gerhard Hüdepohl, who used a drone to gaze down on Cerro Armazones.

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G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com)/ESO

About the Video

Id:armazones_droneaerial_spring2018
Release date:19 July 2018, 10:19
Duration:02 m 11 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Extremely Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:ELT

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