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Milky Way over the VLTs

By: Yuri Beletsky

 

ESO Paranal Observatory, Chile

2011 May 19

 

From the photographer: "This is a panoramic image of the Very Large Telescopes (VLTs) and the Milky Way, which 'connects' the two telescopes. The left telescope is the UT4, which is equipped with a laser guide star facility. The right one - UT3, hosts the Visible MultiObject Spectrograph (VIMOS), which is measuring the distances to hundreds of galaxies. The Magellanic Clouds are visible close the center of the image."
Yuri Beletsky

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