ESOcast 171 Light: Colourful Celestial Landscape (4K UHD)

New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed the star cluster RCW 38 in all its glory. These observations was taken during testing of the HAWK-I camera with the GRAAL adaptive optics system. It shows the cluster and its surrounding clouds of brightly glowing gas in exquisite detail, with dark tendrils of dust threading through the bright core of this young gathering of stars.

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.

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ESO

Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Calum Turner and Richard Hook
Music: tonelabs (http://www.tonelabs.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, F. Kamphues, DSS and N. Risinger (skysurvey.org).
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1823a
Release date:11 July 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1823
Duration:01 m 26 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:RCW 38
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Category:ESOcast
Nebulae

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