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.



Visual Design and 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.
Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:5 July 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1720
Duration:01 m 27 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

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

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