Zooming in on the Saturn Nebula

This zoom sequence starts from a very broad view of the sky and heads towards the constellation of Aquarius (The Water Bearer). After a while we see a bright tiny blue disc, which eventually turns into the spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, known as the Saturn Nebula because of its distinctive shape. The final image is from new data taken with the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Astral Electronic

About the Video

Id:eso1731c
Release date:27 September 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1731
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 7009, Saturn Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Category:Nebulae

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