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ESOcast 30: First Images from the VLT Survey Telescope -- VST and 268 megapixel OmegaCAM start work

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This ESOcast introduces the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), the latest addition to ESO's Paranal Observatory. This new telescope has just made its first release of impressive images of the southern sky. The VST is a state-of-the-art 2.6-metre telescope, with the huge 268-megapixel camera OmegaCAM at its heart. It is designed to map the sky both quickly and with very fine image quality. It is a visible-light telescope that perfectly complements ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope. New images of the Omega Nebula and the globular cluster Omega Centauri demonstrate the VST's power.

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ESO
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada
Editing:
Herbert Zodet
Web and technical support:
Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by:
: Richard Hook and Bárbara Ferreira
Narration:
Dr. J and Gaitee Hussain
Music:
Movetwo
Footage and photos:
ESO and Stéphane Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard)
Directed by:
Richard Hook and Herbert Zodet
Executive producer:
Lars Lindberg Christensen

 

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About the Video

Id:eso1119a
Language:en-ie
Release date:8 June 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1119
Related announcements:ann11032
Duration:07m 25s

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Type:• X - ESOcast
• X - Survey Telescopes

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