Motions

The Universe in Motion

Motions

The Universe in Motion

Dance of Ionized Spirits... 

Real Time video of auroras. Soundtrack: courtesy of Tonelabs.com

Chile July 2019 Total solar eclipse over NTT...

La Silla Observatory is located in the remote Atacama Desert of northern Chile. This time-lapse shows the moment of totality at the impressive 2 July 2019 solar eclipse. The crowd watches in awe as the sky goes dark and bright again as the moon moves away from the sun's path.  
Credit: ESO/M. Zamani
Laser light at the VLT...
The VLT puts on a laser show at Cerro Paranal. The mountain is home to one of the most advanced ground-based telescopes in the world, the VLT. The VLT telescope consists of four Unit Telescopes with mirrors measuring 8.2 meters in diameter and work together with four smaller Auxiliary Telescopes to make interferometric observations. Each of the 8.2 m diameter Unit Telescopes can also be used individually. With one such telescope, images of celestial objects as faint as magnitude 30 can be obtained in a one-hour exposure. This corresponds to seeing objects that are four billion (four thousand million) times fainter than what can be seen with the unaided eye.
Credit: ESO/M. Zamani​​​​​​​
Between the Moon — VLT
Two out of four of the Unit Telescopes that make up the Very Large Telescope (VLT). The VLT is located at Paranal Observatory in the remote Atacama Desert of northern Chile and is one of the most advanced ground-based telescopes on Earth. 
Credit: ESO/M. Zamani

Watch the galaxy moves across La Silla...

La Silla Observatory is located in the remote Atacama desert of northern Chile. This time-lapse shows the clear night sky and the Milky Way above the ExTrA (Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres) telescopes.
Credit: ESO/M. Zamani
A myriad of stars at La Silla...
La Silla Observatory is located in the remote Atacama desert of northern Chile. This time-lapse shows the beautiful clear evening sky over the observatory.
Credit: ESO/M. Zamani
Armazones and the Venus belt...
Cerro Armazones is a mountain located in the Antofagasta region in northern Chile. It will be the home site for ESO’s newest telescope, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). Here we see its shadow projected in the horizon during sunset time.
Credit: ESO/M. Zamani
Sunset at La Silla...
La Silla Observatory is located in the remote Atacama desert of northern Chile. This time-lapse shows the busy observatory as the Sun sets.
Credit: ESO/M. Zamani
It takes two to tango at the VLT...
Two out of four of the Unit Telescopes that make up the Very Large Telescope (VLT). The VLT is located at Paranal Observatory in the remote Atacama Desert of northern Chile and is one of the most advanced ground-based telescopes on Earth.
Credit: ESO/M. Zamani
Dancing beneath the stars — VLT
Three out of four of the Unit Telescopes that make up the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and one Auxiliary Telescope dance beneath the stars at Paranal Observatory in the remote Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The VLT is one of the most advanced ground-based telescopes on Earth. 
Credit: ESO/M. Zamani

More to See:

Back to Top