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Paranal Observatory

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Paranal Observatory is an astronomical observatory operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO); it is located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile on Cerro Paranal at altitude, south of Antofagasta. [1]

46 relations: Adaptive optics, Antofagasta, Architect, Astronomical optical interferometry, Astronomical survey, Atacama Desert, Atacama Large Millimeter Array, Cerro Armazones, Cerro Paranal, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Cherenkov Telescope Array, Chile, ESO Hotel, European Northern Observatory, European Southern Observatory, Exoplanet, Extremely Large Telescope, Felipe VI of Spain, Field of view, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Infrared, La Silla Observatory, Laser guide star, Lego, Light, List of astronomical observatories, List of largest optical reflecting telescopes, Llano de Chajnantor Observatory, Magellanic Clouds, Marquess of La Pica, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Mauna Kea Observatories, Methods of detecting exoplanets, Next-Generation Transit Survey, Observatory, Pacific Alliance, Paposo, Quantum of Solace, Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Mary University of London, SPECULOOS, Super-Earth, Very Large Telescope, VISTA (telescope), VLT Survey Telescope, Wide Angle Search for Planets.

Adaptive optics

Adaptive optics (AO) is a technology used to improve the performance of optical systems by reducing the effect of incoming wavefront distortions by deforming a mirror in order to compensate for the distortion.

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Antofagasta

Antofagasta is a port city in northern Chile, about north of Santiago.

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Architect

An architect is a person who plans, designs, and reviews the construction of buildings.

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Astronomical optical interferometry

In optical astronomy, interferometry is used to combine signals from two or more telescopes to obtain measurements with higher resolution than could be obtained with either telescopes individually.

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Astronomical survey

An astronomical survey is a general map or image of a region of the sky which lacks a specific observational target.

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Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert (Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America (primarily in Chile), covering a 1000-km (600-mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains.

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Atacama Large Millimeter Array

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is an astronomical interferometer of radio telescopes in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.

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Cerro Armazones

Cerro Armazones is a mountain located in the Sierra Vicuña Mackenna of the Chilean Coast Range, approximately south-east of Antofagasta in the Antofagasta Region, Chile.

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Cerro Paranal

Cerro Paranal is a mountain in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile and is the home of the Paranal Observatory.

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Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) is an astronomical observatory located on Cerro Tololo in the Coquimbo Region of northern Chile, with additional facilities located on Cerro Pachón about to the southeast.

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Cherenkov Telescope Array

The Cherenkov Telescope Array or CTA is a multinational, worldwide project to build a new generation ground-based gamma-ray instrument in the energy range extending from some tens of GeV to about 300 TeV.

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Chile

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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ESO Hotel

ESO Hotel at Cerro Paranal (or Residencia) is the accommodation for Paranal Observatory in Chile since 2002.

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European Northern Observatory

The European Northern Observatory is the name by which the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and its observatories (the Teide Observatory on Tenerife and the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma) are collectively known.

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European Southern Observatory

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is a 15-nation intergovernmental research organization for ground-based astronomy.

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Exoplanet

An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system.

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Extremely Large Telescope

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is an astronomical observatory and the world's largest optical/near-infrared extremely large telescope now under construction.

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Felipe VI of Spain

Felipe VI (Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia; born 30 January 1968) is the King of Spain.

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Field of view

The field of view is the extent of the observable world that is seen at any given moment.

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Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, (Frederik André Henrik Christian; born 26 May 1968) is the heir apparent to the throne of Denmark.

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Infrared

Infrared radiation (IR) is electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with longer wavelengths than those of visible light, and is therefore generally invisible to the human eye (although IR at wavelengths up to 1050 nm from specially pulsed lasers can be seen by humans under certain conditions). It is sometimes called infrared light.

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La Silla Observatory

La Silla Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Chile with three telescopes built and operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

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Laser guide star

A laser guide star is an artificial star image created for use in astronomical adaptive optics systems, which are employed in large telescopes in order to correct atmospheric distortion of light (called astronomical seeing).

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Lego

Lego (stylized as LEGO) is a line of plastic construction toys that are manufactured by The Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark.

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Light

Light is electromagnetic radiation within a certain portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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List of astronomical observatories

This is a list of astronomical observatories ordered by name, along with initial dates of operation (where an accurate date is available) and location.

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List of largest optical reflecting telescopes

This list of the largest optical reflecting telescopes with objective diameters of or greater is sorted by aperture, which is one limit on the light-gathering power and resolution of a reflecting telescope's optical assembly.

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Llano de Chajnantor Observatory

Llano de Chajnantor Observatory is the name for a group of astronomical observatories located at an altitude of over in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.

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Magellanic Clouds

The Magellanic Clouds (or Nubeculae Magellani) are two irregular dwarf galaxies visible in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere; they are members of the Local Group and are orbiting the Milky Way galaxy.

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Marquess of La Pica

The title Marquis de la Pica is a Spanish title bestowed upon Francisco Bravo de Saravia on July 8, 1684 by King Charles II of Spain.

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Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, (Mary Elizabeth; née Donaldson; born 5 February 1972) is the wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark.

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Mauna Kea Observatories

The Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) are a number of independent astronomical research facilities and large telescope observatories that are located at the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, United States.

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Methods of detecting exoplanets

Any planet is an extremely faint light source compared to its parent star.

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Next-Generation Transit Survey

The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) is a ground-based robotic search for exoplanets.

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Observatory

An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events.

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Pacific Alliance

The Pacific Alliance (Alianza del Pacífico) is a Latin American trade bloc, formed by — Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, which all border the Pacific Ocean.

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Paposo

Paposo or Caleta Paposo is a hamlet in the southern part of Antofagasta Province, Chile.

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Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace is a 2008 British spy film, the twenty-second in the ''James Bond'' series produced by Eon Productions, directed by Marc Forster and written by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

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Queen Letizia of Spain

Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (born 15 September 1972) is the current Queen of Spain as the wife of King Felipe VI.

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Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

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SPECULOOS

SPECULOOS (Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) is a project in development that will consist of four Ritchey-Chretien design telescopes of 1-metre primary aperture, made by ASTELCO.

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Super-Earth

A super-Earth is an extrasolar planet with a mass higher than Earth's, but substantially below the masses of the Solar System's ice giants, Uranus and Neptune, which have masses of 15 and 17 times Earth's, respectively.

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Very Large Telescope

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) is a telescope facility operated by the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.

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VISTA (telescope)

The VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) is a wide-field reflecting telescope with a 4.1 metre mirror, located at the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

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VLT Survey Telescope

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) is the latest telescope to be added to ESO’s Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.

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Wide Angle Search for Planets

WASP or Wide Angle Search for Planets is an international consortium of several academic organisations performing an ultra-wide angle search for exoplanets using transit photometry.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranal_Observatory

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