Celestial Scribbled Notes
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Celestial Scribbled Notes

August 23, 2007

This colour-composite image was obtained by FORS1 on ANTU. It displays a sky area near the Chamaeleon I complex of bright nebulae and hot stars in the constellation of the same name, close to the southern celestial pole.

This picture was taken a few days before the Paranal Inauguration and the "hand-over" to the astronomers on April 1, 1999. This colour composite photo of the Chamaeleon I area is based on six 1-min exposures obtained with VLT UT1 + FORS1 in the V, R and I bands. The sky field measures 6.8 x 11.2 arcmin2; North is up and East is left.

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