Zooming in on the VISTA view of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8)

This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the spectacular central regions of the Milky Way. As we zoom in the prominent red patch of the Lagoon Nebula becomes apparent. First we see a detailed visible-light view from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla in Chile and then finally the new infrared view from the VISTA telescope at Paranal.


ESO/VVV/S. Brunier/S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard)
Music: John Dyson (from the album "Darklight")
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

About the Video

Release date:5 January 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1101
Duration:56 s

About the Object

Name:Messier 8
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation



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