ESOcast 90 Light – Orion’s Cloudy Secrets (4K UHD)

This video takes a quick look at a new image of one of the coolest bits of the night sky — the Orion Nebula. By observing in infrared light the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile can see through the dust and this allowed astronomers to catalogue nearly 800 000 objects in this region, young stars, strange outflows and very distant galaxies.

The video is available in 4K UHD.

This is the first episode of the recently launched ESOCast Light series — short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces.



Visual Design and Editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Thomas Barratt, Lauren Fuge, Oana Sandu & Richard Hook.
Music: Paulo Raimundo.
Footage and photos: ESO, G. Hüdepohl (, ESO/VISION survey/N. Risinger ( and B. Tafreshi (
Directed by: Herbert Zodet. 
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:4 January 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1701
Related announcements:ann17001
Duration:01 m 36 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation

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