Zooming in on the star-forming region Messier 17

This zoom sequence starts with a broad panorama of the central parts of the Milky Way. We then gradually close in on one of the bright regions of dust and gas where new stars are forming. In the final sequence we see a unique view of Messier 17, sometimes called the Omega or Swan nebula in a new picture form the VLT Survey Telescope (VST).


ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM/S. Brunier/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astrowise/Kapteyn Institute

Music: John Dyson (from the album Darklight)

À propos de la vidéo

Date de publication:8 juin 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1119
Durée:01 m 01 s
Frame rate:30 fps

À propos de l'objet

Nom:M 17, Messier 17, Omega Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation



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