Zooming into VISTA’s view of Messier 78

This zoom sequence opens with a wide-field view of the Milky Way. We close in on the constellation of Orion and, as we zoom in on to a region close to Orion’s famous belt, a fascinating region of dust and reflection nebulosity starts to come into view. The final scene reveals a colourful and richly detailed new image of Messier 78 taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

Credit:

ESO/S. Brunier/Chris Johnson, (cuttinedgeobservatory.com). Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

About the Video

Id:eso1635a
Release date:5 October 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1635
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:M 78, Messier 78
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Category:Nebulae

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