La Silla time-lapse MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope

This time-lapse sequence shows the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory during a night of observation. Through the opening of the dome the Moon-lit sky is seen early in the sequence and later, after the Moon has set, the spectacular Milky Way appears in a dark sky. The sequence ends with the arrival of dawn.

This sequence is available in 1080p and stereoscopic 3D from José Francisco Salgado (


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About the Video

Release date:12 January 2012, 18:51
Duration:55 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:La Silla
Category:La Silla



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