Zooming in on the flames of Betelgeuse
This sequence starts with a wide view of the spectacular constellation of Orion and the surrounding area. We gradually close in on the red supergiant star Betelgeuse and zoom in until the strange flame-like nebula becomes visible in a new infrared image from the VISIR camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.Credit:
ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2/P. Kervella. Music: John Dyson (from the album Darklight).
About the Video
|Release date:||23 June 2011, 12:00|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant|