Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chile DAY 4: European Southern Observatory

That's a real laser folks. The ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) shoots a laser 90km into the sky aimed at the exact center of the Milky Way Galaxy where there is a black hole.  There are 4 identical VLT's (see three below) that use the laser point to re-calibrate focus which enables the massive lenses to see even further. 

Shot with my Canon 5D, f2.8 for 30sec @ ISO 1000

Three of four VLT's in the Atacama Desert, Chile.  

1 comment:

  1. Wow - these pictures are fantastic! Your blog is now the first thing I check each morning. Keep them coming!