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Web Extra: Exploring Chile's great observatories

Astronomy readers had the chance to visit the Very Large Telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, the Blanco Telescope, and more great instruments on a fantastic trip.
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The “business end” of the 8.2-meter Antu Telescope carries the instrument packages that collect the data.
David J. Eicher
In the December issue, I wrote about leading a group of travelers to several professional astronomy sites in the Southern Hemisphere in April 2014. We didn’t have room for all the great images, so we posted these 10 additional ones from the trip. Enjoy!
All images: Astronomy: David J. Eicher
The control room of the 8.2-meter Antu Telescope (part of the Very Large Telescope) at Cerro Paranal offers an impressive array of electronics.
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