ESOcast 117 Light: Eyes Wide Open for New Exoplanet Hunter (4K UHD)

The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has achieved first light. This new facility will seek out transiting exoplanets as they pass in front of their bright parent stars and create a catalogue of targets for future exoplanet characterisation observations.

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.



Visual Design and Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Lauren Fuge and Izumi Hansen and Oana Sandu.
Music: STAN DART (
Footage and photos: ESO, G. Otten, G.J. Talens, J. Pérez, L. Calçada,
Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Release date:19 July 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1722
Duration:01 m 14 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
La Silla

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