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Yuri Beletsky

The Milky Way arc above the telescopes

This is almost an extraterrestrial landscape in the heart of Atacama desert - a panoramic view of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) platform. The Milky Way is right above the telescope domes. Exceptional transparence of the atmosphere allows us to see such clear picture of our galaxy. The dome on the left is the VLT UT4, which hosts ESO guide star facility ( Magellanic clouds are revolving around the South pole and they are clearly visible in the middle of the image.

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