Shooting at the centre of the Milky Way

This short video shows the Unit Telescopes 3 and four, also called Melipal and Yapun, during their nightly work. One of the telescopes is also using its laser guide star, which is pointing at the centre of the Milky Way. These lasers help astronomers to improve the quality of the images they take.


ESO/Gianluca Lombardi (

About the Video

Release date:29 September 2014, 11:34
Duration:06 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Cerro Paranal, Laser Guide Star, Paranal, Very Large Telescope, VLT Unit Telescopes
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory

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