Unit Telescope 3 Melipal observing at ESO Paranal Observatory (Atacama, Chile)
1988 Chile; La Silla at night
View from the Dutch 90 cm telescope (now decommissioned) at full moon. The Dutch Telescope and dome are grey, but look red due to red lights inside the dome to avoid disturbing the observations while making it possible for the astronomer to see.
Waiting for the night
Waiting for the night to come at the New Technology Telescope (NTT) (August 1989, La Silla)
One of the auxiliary units at the VLT Telescope in Paranal, Chile.
Vista Telescope at ESO Paranal.
2013 Total Solar Eclipse
Veteran space photographer Ben Cooper captured this spectacular aerial view of the 2013 total solar eclipse from an eclipse-chasing airplane during the rare hybrid solar eclipse of Nov. 3, 2013. The photo was taken from 43,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean aboard a 12-person Falcon 900B jet chartered from Bermuda.