Zooming in on the star formation region Messier 17

This zoom video sequence takes us from a broad vista of the bright central parts of the Milky Way right into a close-up view of the bright star formation region Messier 17. The final detailed view is from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.


ESO, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), DSS. Music: Johan Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

About the Video

Release date:23 September 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1537
Duration:50 s

About the Object

Name:M 17, Messier 17, Omega Nebula, Swan Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region

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