Flying into the ELT

This artist's video takes the viewer into the dome of ESO's Extremely Large Telescope on Cerro Armazones in northern Chile. It reveals the complex and massive telescope structure and the 39-metre segmented main mirror. The final moments show night falling and the telescope starting work by switching on multiple lasers to create artificial stars high in the atmosphere.


ESO/ACe Consortium/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser.
Music: Jennifer Athena Galatis

About the Video

Release date:26 May 2017, 23:30
Related releases:eso1716
Duration:01 m 51 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Extremely Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology

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