Pretty in pink in Paranal


Auxiliary Telescopes at the European Southern Observatory catch a glimpse of a rosy Chilean sky.


ESO / Y. Beletsky

The four 1.8-metre-diameter Auxiliary Telescopes at the European Southern Observatory in Paranal, Chile, feed light to the Very Large Telescope Interferometer.

They can be moved and repositioned on rails. In doing so, their total observing power can be greatly increased, as they look out into the universe beneath the brilliant pink Chilean sky.

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