Meteor above the Very Large Telescope

By: Stephane Guisard


Region: Americas

Site: Cerro Paranal - Chile

Date: August 2010

A bright Perseid meteor streaks the starry sky above Paranal observatory in Chile. The four 8-meter telescopes of the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) are exploring the cosmos while another two smaller (1.8m diameter mirror) auxiliary telescopes are also operating; making interferometric observations. The domes are lit by the Moon that is setting on the other horizon. Stephane Guisard -

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