PARANAL Observatory

The optical astronomy observatory Paranal, which is operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and located in the district of Taltal in the Antofagasta region, 2,600 metres above sea level, consists of the Very Large Array Telescope (VLT) which has four telescopes with mirrors with diameters of 8.2 m and four movable auxiliary telescopes with diameters of 1.8 m.

At Paranal, MT Mecatronica SPA provides their client ESO with comprehensive services, including technical services, as well as electrical and mechanical engineering support, maintenance and repair of the telescopes, as well as training. We also build precision and hi-tech elements on-site for the Paranal, ALMA and La Silla observatories.