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WOW - VLT (Very Large Telescope) HD Timelapse Footage

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posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 03:29 AM
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I was poking around online tonight and found this. I think it's the coolest video of its kind that I have seen.
VERY MESMERIZING! Enjoy!

VLT (Very Large Telescope) HD Timelapse Footage


The very large telescope array (VLT) is a fascinating and beautiful set of four 8-meter diameter telescopes in the high plains of northern chile. the telescopes can be used together to create one large interferometer or they can each be used individually with the unique instruments that have been crafted specially for each one. ALL IMAGES: (eso.org) taken on location by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado.




posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 03:53 AM
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What s the yellow beam from the telescope at the 3´ ?



posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 04:04 AM
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The yellow beam is the calibration laser used to compensate for atmospheric distortion.
by looking at how it reflects they can adjust to get the best picture
its part of the adaptive optics system and creates an "artificial star "as a reference marker

The laser beam, shining at a well-defined wavelength, makes the layer of sodium atoms that is present in Earth's atmosphere at an altitude of 90 kilometres glow.



www.sciencedaily.com...
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posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 08:54 AM
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There is already a thread on this I started a few days ago www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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I think that was the most epic thing I have ever seen...I only wish I had a bigger screen.



posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 07:57 PM
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Please direct your comments to this ongoing Thread

Breathtaking Time lapse/ Giant Telescope

posted on Sat May 28 2011

Thanks

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