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Category:Very Large Telescope

Very Large Telescope 
Aerial View of the VLTI with Tunnels Superimposed.jpg
telescope in the Atacama Desert, Chile
Instance of optical telescope,
Ritchey–Chrétien telescope
Part of Paranal Observatory
Location Atacama Desert, Chile, Chile
Has part
Service entry May 1998
  • 8.2 metre (4)
  • 1.8 metre (4)
Elevation above sea level
  • 2,635 metre
official website
Authority control
VIAF ID: 261970018
GND ID: 4380905-4

24° 37′ 38.39″ S, 70° 24′ 15.01″ W

Blue pencil.svg
Panorama of Sunset on Paranal.jpg
English: The Very Large Telescope (VLT) is the flagship facility of ESO, the European Southern Obersvatory and one of the world's most advanced and most productive astronomical facility, consisting of four Unit Telescopes each with an 8-metre class primary mirror. The VLT is located at the main peak of Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, together with the 2.6-metre VLT Survey telescope (VST) and four movable 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs). The four units of the VLT can also work together and form a combined, larger interferometer telescope, the VLTI, allowing astronomers to see more details.


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