"The Atacama desert is home to the darkest and cleanest skies in the
world. A view to the nightsky rewards with uncountable numbers of
stars and fantastic nebulas in one of the most quiet a empty places on
earth. Not a single noise distracts from the grand show the nightsky
has to offer.

The environment is harsh though. Filmed in freezing temperatures,
altitudes up to 5000m/16000ft, salt lakes and icy slopes, the Atacama
is not friendly to life and equipment. Though it provides without
doubt for epic and vast vistas of one of the greatest landscapes on
earth."