ESOcast 105 Light: Starstruck by the Small Magellanic Cloud (4K UHD)

This video takes a quick look at a remarkable new image from ESO's VISTA survey telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The huge picture shows one of our neighbouring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud, in remarkable detail and in infrared light.

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.



Editing: Herbert Zodet. 
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Hannah Dalgleish, Lauren Fuge and Richard Hook. 
Music: tonelabs ( 
Footage and photos: VISTA VMC, N. Risinger (, ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin. 
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:3 May 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1714
Duration:01 m 08 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Small Magellanic Cloud
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular

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