ESOcast 142 Light: Stellar Nursery Blooms into View (4K UHD)

The OmegaCAM imager on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured a glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29. Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in the giant image, including cosmic dust and gas clouds that reflect, absorb, and re-emit the light of hot young stars within the nebula.

This short video gives you a quick tour of this remarkable new picture.

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: Rosa Jesse, Izumi Hansen and Richard Hook.
Music: Music written and performed by: STAN DART (
Footage and photos: ESO, M. Kornmesser, N. Risinger (, S. Guisard (
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:13 December 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1740
Duration:01 m 16 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Sharpless 29
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region

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