1024px-Observatorio la silla ntt

Observatorio astronomico de La Silla. Telescopio NTT

The New Technology Telescope or NTT is an Alt-Az, 3.58-metre Ritchey–Chrétien telescope part of the European Southern Observatory and began operations in 1989. It is located in Chile at the La Silla Observatory and was an early pioneer in the use of active optics. The telescope and its enclosure developed a revolutionary design for optimal image quality.[1]

Instruments Edit

Currently, the NTT is equipped with 2 instruments:[2]


  1. "The ESO New Technology Telescope". Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  2. European Southern Observatory (2008-07-14). "La Silla Instrumentation". Retrieved 2009-10-22.