Gazing up at the southern sky
Looking up at the marvellous views of the southern sky is the lonely, retired Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST). Situated in the dry land of the Atacama Desert in Chile, SEST seems to blindly gaze at the heavens it once knew so well before it was decommissioned in 2003.
Snaking above it is the dusty path of the Milky
Way, boasting a spectacular array of shining stars of different colours. Hidden amongst them are countless stellar infants in the process of being formed, creating new points of light for astronomers - and even astrophotographers - to later explore.