ESOcast 177 Light: A Galactic Gem (4K UHD)

FORS2, an instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured the spiral galaxy NGC 3981 in all its glory. The image, captured during the ESO Cosmic Gems Programme, showcases the beauty of the southern skies when conditions don’t allow scientific observations to be made.

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.

Credit:

ESO

Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Stephen Molyneux and Calum Turner.
Music: John Stanford (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, Liam Young, Digitized Sky Survey 2, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org).
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1830a
Release date:12 September 2018, 13:00
Related releases:eso1830
Duration:01 m 10 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 3981
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Category:ESOcast
Galaxies

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