Shooting at the stars

Almost like in a science fiction movie, this clip shows the rotating Unit Telescopes of the VLT with UT-4 activating its bright orange laser guide star now and then. This laser creates an artificial star, which helps astronomers to measure and remove the turbulences in the atmosphere.

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ESO

About the Video

Id:gl_southwest_vst_4ut_lgs
Release date:29 September 2014, 13:31
Duration:07 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 : Telescope
Category:Paranal

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