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Horsehead Nebula, variant

Horsehead Nebula, variant

Edited European Southern Observatory (SPECULOOS) image of the Horsehead Nebula. Color/processing variant.

Original title: First Light for SPECULOOS Southern Observatory’s Callisto Telescope

Original caption: This first light image from the Callisto telescope at the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) shows the famous Horsehead Nebula . First light for a newly commissioned telescope is a tremendously exciting time, and usually well-known astronomical objects such as this are captured to celebrate a new telescope commencing operations. The SSO is installed at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in the vast Atacama Desert, Chile, and consists of four 1-metre planet-hunting telescopes. The project’s telescopes are named after Jupiter’s Galilean moons, and are neighbours of ESO's Very Large Telescope and VISTA . SPECULOOS will focus on detecting Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby ultra-cool stars and brown dwarfs.

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Photo taken on 28 April 2019 (© sjrankin / Flickr)

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