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. Watch the array at work, exploring galaxies far, far away and boldly going where no man has gone before in this breath-taking time-lapse.
[Video link via @wohlford]
I think this might be “time-lapse video _of_ the VLT”, not what it sees. Either way, it all very impressive stuff.
I thought they were doing some editing to show telescope views against a regular foreground, but I guess you’re right. Fixed, thanks.
Pretty amazing stuff. Who did the music?
@JShan – from the YouTube video description: “We Happy Few” – The Calm Blue Sea (2008)
Ahh, thank you sir!