ann11032 — Announcement

ESOcast 30: First Images from the VLT Survey Telescope

The astronomy podcast featuring news and cutting edge science from ESO

8 June 2011

This ESOcast introduces the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), 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. Strikingly detailed images of the Omega Nebula and the globular cluster Omega Centauri demonstrate the VST’s power.

Credit

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:
Dr. J and 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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ESOcast 30: First Images from the VLT Survey Telescope -- VST and 268 megapixel OmegaCAM start work
ESOcast 30: First Images from the VLT Survey Telescope -- VST and 268 megapixel OmegaCAM start work