VLT (Very Large Telescope)

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Source: European Southern Observatory
Day/night Chile
The Very Large Telescope (VLT) is operated by the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The VLT consists of four individual telescopes, each with an 8.2 m primary mirror. The telescopes are usually used separately but they can be used together to achieve higher angular resolution.

The panoramic image above is updated every 15 minutes. Weather permitting, it shows high-quality view 24 hours per day. At night you can see stars and constellations clearly. Sometimes you'll see lasers being used for adaptive optics. The lasers also demonstrate the distortion caused by projecting the 3-D scene onto a 2-D panorama.

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