Lighting up the sky

The Laser Guide Star is part of the Adaptive Optics system of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), state-of-the-art technology that corrects the blurring effects of the Earth's atmosphere to produce high quality observational data. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, can be seen as a bright band across the sky.

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ESO/Daniele Gasparri (www.astroatacama.com)

About the Video

Id:paranal-gasparri-tl-28
Release date:5 March 2019, 10:33
Duration:17 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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