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Deutsch: Die Milchstraße wölbt sich über dieses 360°-Panorama des Nachthimmels, fotografiert von der Paranalplattform, Sitz des Very Large Telescopes der ESO. Über dem gerade aufgehenden Mond scheint das Zodiaklicht, während die Milchstraße sich über den Himmel auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite des Observatoriums streckt. Auf der rechten Bildseite und unterhalb des Milchstraßenbogens sind zwei unserer galaktischen Nachbarn, die Magellanschen Wolken, zu sehen. Alle geöffneten Teleskopkuppeln des weltweit leistungsfähigsten erdgebundenen astronomischen Observatoriums können im Bild erkannt werden: Die vier kleineren 1,8 Meter-Hilfsteleskope, welche gemeinsam als Interferometer genutzt werden können, sowie die vier riesigen 8,2 Meter-Unit-Teleskope. Die Fotografie wurde aus 37 Einzelbildern zusammengesetzt, welche mit einer Belichtungszeit von ca. 30 Minuten in den frühen Morgenstunden aufgenommen wurden.
English: The Milky Way arches across this 360-degree panorama of the night sky above the Paranal platform, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The Moon is just rising and the zodiacal light shines above it, while the Milky Way stretches across the sky opposite the observatory. To the right in the image and below the arc of the Milky Way, two of our galactic neighbors, the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds, can be seen. The open telescope domes of the world’s most advanced ground-based astronomical observatory are all visible in the image: the four smaller 1.8-metre Aŭiliary Telescopes that can be used together in the interferometric mode, and the four giant 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes. The image was made from 37 individual frames with a total exposure time of about 30 minutes, taken in the early morning hours.
Español: Los arcos de la vía Láctea a través de este panorama de 360 grados del cielo nocturno por encima de la plataforma de Paranal, Very Large Telescope de la casa de ESO. La luna sólo está aumentando y la luz zodiacal brilla por encima de él, mientras que los tramos de la vía Láctea en el cielo enfrente del Observatorio. A la derecha en la imagen y debajo del arco de la vía Láctea, dos de nuestros vecinos galácticos, las pequeñas y grandes nubes de Magellanic, pueden verse. Las cúpulas del telescopio abierto de Observatorio Astronómico terrestre más avanzado del mundo son visibles en la imagen: los cuatro telescopios más pequeños de Aŭiliary 1,8 metros que pueden utilizarse juntos en el modo interferométrico y los cuatro telescopios gigantes de unidad de 8,2 metros. La imagen fue hecha de 37 fotogramas individuales con un tiempo total de exposición de unos 30 minutos, en la madrugada.
Français: La voie lactée parcours ce panorama à 360° du ciel nocturne pris sur la plate forme du Paranal, occupée par le Very Large Telescope de l'ESO. La lune vient de se lever et la lumière zodiacale est visible juste au dessus d'elle. Sur la droite, sous la voie lactée, on distingue nos deux compagnons galactiques, les Nuages de Magellan. L'observatoire est constitué de 8 dômes, tous visibles ici: Les quatre petits abritent les télescopes auxiliaires de 1,8 mètre qui peuvent être utilisés en mode interférométrique. Les quatre grands dômes abritent quatre télescopes géants de 8,2 mètres d'ouverture. Image réalisée en assemblant 37 clichés réalisés dans les petites heures du matin.
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current17:30, 24 August 2010Thumbnail for version as of 17:30, 24 August 201015,204 × 4,620 (33.95 MB)LobStoR (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 03:58, 12 August 2010 -- revert to version the server can handle
17:16, 24 August 2010Thumbnail for version as of 17:16, 24 August 201015,204 × 4,620 (27.01 MB)LobStoR (talk | contribs)losslessly convert to progressive jpeg, remove photoshop metadata (hopefully the server can still resize this without issues)
03:58, 12 August 2010Thumbnail for version as of 03:58, 12 August 201015,204 × 4,620 (33.95 MB)Christoph Braun (talk | contribs)revised to baseline "standard", biased on version of 19:56, 8 April 2010
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