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Video News Release 33: First Images from the VLT Survey Telescope – VST and 268 megapixel OmegaCAM start work (eso1119b)

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The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) is the latest addition to ESO’s Paranal Observatory. This new telescope has just made its first release of impressive images of the southern sky. The VST is a state-of-the-art 2.6-metre telescope, with the huge 268-megapixel camera OmegaCAM at its heart. It is designed to map the sky both quickly and with very fine image quality. It is a visible-light telescope that perfectly complements ESO’s VISTA infrared survey telescope. New images of the Omega Nebula and the globular cluster Omega Centauri demonstrate the VST’s power.

This Video News Release is targeted especially at broadcasters for further editing. In order to keep the audio tracks editable, different sound information has been recorded on two separate tracks at optimal volumes as is common standard in professional post production. This video is not meant for on screen viewing — on ESOcasts are better suited for that.

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ESO. Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Richard Hook and Bárbara Ferreira. Narration: Gaitee Hussain. Music: movetwo. Footage and photos: ESO and Stéphane Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard). Directed by: Richard Hook and Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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Id:eso1119b
Release date:8 June 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1119
Duration:06m 22s

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