the milky way

the milky way

Nightsky in Chile -- Observing with the Magellan Telescopes

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Astronomers observe the clear and beautiful Southern sky all night long to catch a glimpse of distant stars and galaxies. You can see the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Milky Way with the Galactic center and numerous shooting stars and satellite crossings. Also, watch out for the reflections of star light on the dome after the moon has set! The occasional red lights in the telescope are used for calibration observations.