ESOcast 98 Light: A Galaxy On Edge (4K UHD)

A new image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope gives a very detailed view of the edge-on galaxy NGC 1055. This ESOcast Light takes a quick look at this image and explains what it shows.

The video is available in 4K UHD.

The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.



Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Thomas Barratt, Lauren Fuge, Oana Sandu & Richard Hook.
Music: STAN DART (
Footage and photos: ESO, O. Maliy and Digitized Sky Survey 2/A. Fujii.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:1 March 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1707
Duration:01 m 22 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 1055
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral

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