Time-lapse of the night sky with the Very Large Telescope

via FlowingData by Nathan Yau on 5/30/11


Night sky time-lapse

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) in an array of four telescopes operated by European Southern Observatory, and together the array “can achieve an angular resolution of around 1 milliarcsecond, meaning it could distinguish the gap between the headlights of a car located on the Moon.” I don’t know much about telescopes or lenses, but I think that’s good, which makes the time-lapse video of the VLT so beautiful.

[Video link via @wohlford]

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