The European Southern Observatory sent a documentary team around to their telescopes in Chile. While the footage is still being processed, they've released some amazing photographs and timelapse footage for us to drool over. Oooooh, pretty!

The Milky Way over La Silla Observatory, the ESO's planet-hunting telescope. Image credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi

Otto the telescope-hauler tucked in for the night. Image credit: ESO/Y.Beletsky

The road to Cerro Paranal. Does this count as a sneak peek at a sneaky peak? Image credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi

Fish-eye view of the La Silla telescope. Image credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi

Looking over the Andes from the Chajnantor Plateau. Image credit: ESO/C. Malin

Starry skies with a red horizon glow. Image credit: ESO/B.Tafreshi

The Very Large Telescope's laser for adaptive optics. Image credit: ESO

Check out more still photographs here, and timelapse videos here.