Lasers to the stars

ESO's Very Large Telescope sends up laser light to create an artificial guide star. The guide star is part of the state-of-the-art Adaptive Optics technology that corrects the blurring effects of Earth's atmosphere to produce sharper images.

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ESO/Daniele Gasparri (www.astroatacama.com)

About the Video

Id:paranal-gasparri-tl-25
Release date:5 March 2019, 10:29
Duration:06 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Laser Guide Star, Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:Paranal

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