A stunningly beautiful timelapse video of the night sky over Atacama Chile—and the music is awesome too! Our modern world denies most of us the wonder and pleasure of reflecting while looking at the stars. If you are not mesmerized throughout this video you need to check your pulse. Make sure your volume is up!
Some background on the VLT (Very Large Telescope)
The 8.2m diameter Unit Telescopes can also be used individually. With one such telescope, images of celestial objects as faint as magnitude 30 can be obtained in a one-hour exposure. This corresponds to seeing objects that are four billion (four thousand million) times fainter than what can be seen with the unaided eye.
The large telescopes are named Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun.ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe
- SPACE.com – Giant Radio Telescope in Chile Opens for Cosmic Business
- ESO, the European Southern Observatory, builds and operates a suite of the world’s most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes
- Wikipedia – Atacama Large Millimeter Array
- José Francisco Salgado, PhD astronomer, experimental photographer, visual artist, science communicator
- Stéphane Guisard – Los Cielos de América
Admiral Rudolph Flügelhorn