A close look at the star formation region Messier 17

This video gives us a close-up view of the rose-coloured star forming region Messier 17. The picture was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is one of the sharpest images showing the entire nebula and not only reveals its full size but also retains fine detail throughout the cosmic landscape of gas clouds, dust and newborn stars.


ESO, Music: Johan Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

About the Video

Release date:23 September 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1537
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:M 17, Messier 17, Omega Nebula, Swan Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region

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