Cerro Paranal

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Cerro Paranal
Paranal camp.jpg
Paranal camp
Elevation 2,635 m (8,645 ft)
Location
Location northern Chile
Range Chilean Coast Range
Coordinates 24°37′38″S 70°24′17″W / 24.62722°S 70.40472°W / -24.62722; -70.40472Coordinates: 24°37′38″S 70°24′17″W / 24.62722°S 70.40472°W / -24.62722; -70.40472
Cerro Paranal and VLT at sunset.

Cerro Paranal is a mountain in the Atacama desert of northern Chile that is home to the Paranal Observatory. The elevation is 2,635 metres (8,645 ft) above sea level. It is the site of the Very Large Telescope and the VLT Survey Telescope. It is located 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Antofagasta and 80 km (50 mi) north of Taltal, 12 km (7.5 mi) inland.

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