An unusual view of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope

This striking fish-eye lens video shiows ESO 3.6-metre telescope at its observatory in La Silla as few people will have seen it.

Pale Red Dot is an international search for an Earth-like exoplanet around the closest star to us, Proxima Centauri. It will use HARPS, attached to the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla Observatory, as well as the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) and the Burst Optical Observer and Transient Exploring System (BOOTES). The public will see how teams of astronomers with different specialities work together to collect, analyse and interpret data, which may or may not be able to confirm the presence of an Earth-like planet orbiting our nearest neighbour. The outreach campaign consists of blog posts and social media updates on the Pale Red Dot Twitter account and using the hashtag#PaleRedDot. For more information visit the Pale Red Dot website:


ESO/A. Santerne

About the Video

Release date:27 January 2016, 16:02
Duration:46 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Type:Local Universe : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
La Silla



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