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

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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 (
Music: John Dyson (from the album "Darklight")
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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About the Video

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

About the Object

Name:Messier 8
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae


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