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Originally posted by Whateva69
Does anyone know what are the beams of light it shoots out. are they a pointer to what they are focusing on?
This is really beautiful, thank you so much for posting.
love and harmony
The laser guide star is part of the VLT´s adaptive optics system and is launched from Yepun (Unit Telescope 4). It is used for adaptive optics when no good reference stars are found in the field of view. Yepun typically observes with the laser guide star for about 25% of the time.
Originally posted by roughycannon
This video gets posted every few months...
All from this yearedit on 28-12-2011 by roughycannon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by signwearer
Amazing. Really makes you think about life and reality in general. Well, myself anyway.