Paranal fish-eye time-lapse

A fulldome/fish-eye time-lapse captured during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition showing the Very Large Telescope array (VLT), the flagship facility for European ground-based astronomy. The Milky Way can be seen prominently overhead. 

To the lower right, Yepun, Unit Telescope 4 (UT4) can be seen to shine its powerful laser into the Earth's upper atmosphere, allowing astronomers to create artificial stars in a technique called adaptive optics. Adaptive optics allows the corrected optical system to observe finer details of much fainter astronomical objects than is otherwise possible from the ground. 


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Über das Video

Veröffentlichungsdatum:9. Mai 2014 17:31
Dauer:15 s
Frame rate:30 fps

Über das Objekt

Name:Cerro Paranal, Milky Way, Paranal, Very Large Telescope
Typ:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Milky Way
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory


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