Zooming in on Thor’s Helmet

This video sequence starts with a broad view of the Milky Way before closing in on the sky close to the familiar bright star Sirius. The final sequence shows a new VLT image of the Thor’s Helmet Nebula taken on the occasion of ESO’s 50th Anniversary, 5 October 2012, with the help of Brigitte Bailleul — winner of the Tweet Your Way to the VLT! competition.


ESO/B. Bailleul/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org).
Music: Disasterpeace

About the Video

Release date:5 October 2012, 16:00
Related releases:eso1238
Duration:01 m 01 s

About the Object

Name:ESO 50th anniversary, NGC 2359
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission



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