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Milky Way and SEST telescope

Milky Way and SEST telescope

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A. GHIZZI PANIZZA / EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A. GHIZZI PANIZZA / EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption

Milky Way and SEST telescope. Arch of the Milky Way over the decommissioned Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST), with stars reflected in its dish. The European Southern Observatory's 3.6-metre telescope is at lower right. These telescopes are part of ESO's La Silla Observatory, located an elevation of 2400 metres in northern Chile. SEST, a radio telescope, has a diameter of 15 metres. It was built in 1987 and decommissioned in 2003. Observations it made included the Milky Way galactic centre and the Magellanic Clouds. Photographed in November 2015.

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