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Atacama Desert Startrails

By: Stephane Guisard

 

Region: Americas

Site: Cerro Paranal - Chile

Date: May 2008

Startrails above giant telescopes of Cerro Paranal at altitude of about 2600 meters in Atacama Desert of Chile. The domes are The Very Large Telescope, an array of four 8-meter main telescopes. Because of its high altitude, nearly non-existent cloud cover, and lack of light pollution and radio interference from the very widely spaced cities, Atacama Desert is one of the best places in the world to conduct astronomical observations. Stephane Guisard-Astrosurf.com/sguisard.

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