Tag Archives: Atacama Desert

The Beauty of NGC 1398

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (SEO) Very Large Telescope (VLT). Roughly 65 million light years is the 130,000 light year diameter spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 1398. As is usually the case, its name hides the true beauty … Continue reading

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ALMA on Watch

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Babek Tafreshi. I can’t get enough of these ALMA images.  Behind the closest antenna, the Milky Way galaxy rises vertically overhead and off in the distance like two snowballs on a glass … Continue reading

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Stars Everywhere

Image Credit & Copyright: Alex Tudorica Dark skies, calm waters and a keen eye set the stage for this incredible image from Alex Tudorica.  In Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, (yes the same desert that houses some of the world’s most … Continue reading

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ALMA in Zodiacal Light

Image Credit & Copyright: ESO/B. Tafreshi. What a stunning quality image by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) photographer, Babak Tafreshi. Six of the sixty-six massive radio antennas that make up the Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array or “ALMA” radio observatory can … Continue reading

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Small Eyes to the Big Universe

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Yuri Beletsky. High atop the Paranal Observatory at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in the Atacama Desert of Chile, one of four 1.8 meter Auxiliary Telescopes (AT’s) raises its eyes to some … Continue reading

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Zodiacal Light Season is Upon Us: Take a Shot at the “False Dawn”

Image Credit & Copyright: Gerhard Hudepohl of the Milky Way Galaxy and Zodiacal Light over one of the auxiliary telescopes at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in the Atacama Desert, Paranal, Chile (Links below). Who knows what we’re looking at … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY (ESO) NIGHTS

EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY (ESO) NIGHTS Image Credit & Copyright: ESO Photo Ambassador, Babak Tafreshi. CLICK image for HUGE view and look below for information and related links. WOW! That’s the initial thought that came to mind the instant I viewed … Continue reading

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