The GigaGalaxy Zoom composite

The three images of ESO’s GigaGalaxy Zoom project showing the sky at different levels: from the view seen by the unaided eye to one seen through an amateur telescope, with a final zoom in onto the Lagoon Nebula as seen through a professional telescope.

Credit:

ESO/S. Guisard/S. Brunier

About the Image

Id:eso0936b
Type:Observation
Release date:28 September 2009
Related releases:eso0936
Size:4330 x 7665 px

About the Object

Name:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:5000 light years
Category:Nebulae

Image Formats

Large JPEG
12.4 MB
Screensize JPEG
837.6 KB

Zoomable


Wallpapers

1024x768
396.0 KB
1280x1024
644.4 KB
1600x1200
964.8 KB
1920x1200
1.1 MB
2048x1536
1.5 MB

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

Notes: Exposure information refers to the bottom image. The other two pictures taken through an amateur telescope.

 

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