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English: Image of the night sky above Paranal on 21 July 2007, taken by astronomer Yuri Beletsky of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). A wide band of stars and dust clouds, spanning more than 100 degrees on the sky, is seen. This is the Milky Way, the Galaxy containing Earth and the Sun. At the center of the image, two bright objects are visible: the brightest is the planet, Jupiter, while the other is the star, Antares. Three of the four 8.2-m telescopes forming ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) are seen, with a laser beaming out from Yepun, Unit Telescope number 4. The laser points directly at the Galactic Center. Also visible are three of the 1.8-m Auxiliary Telescopes used for interferometry. They show small light beams which are diodes located on the domes. The exposure time is 5 minutes and, because the tracking was made on the stars, the telescopes are slightly blurred.
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