ESOcast 115 Light: Meet one of the most energetic objects in the Universe (4K UHD)

ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a magnificent face-on view of the barred spiral galaxy Messier 77. But there is more to this galaxy than meets the eye. This ESOcast Light takes a closer look.

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.



Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Lauren Fuge and Izumi Hansen.
Music: STAN DART (
Footage and photos: ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and J. Colosimo.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:5 July 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1720
Duration:01 m 27 s

About the Object

Name:Messier 77
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert

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