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Zooming in on Messier 78

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This zoom sequence opens with a wide-field view of the Milky Way. We close in on the constellation of Orion and as we zoom in on to a region close to Orion’s famous belt, a fascinating region of dust and reflection nebulosity starts to come into view. The final scene reveals a colourful and richly detailed new image of Messier 78 taken with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Credit:

ESO/S. Brunier/Chris Johnson, (cuttinedgeobservatory.com) and Igor Chekalin. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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About the Video

Id:eso1105a
Release date:16 February 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1105
Duration:46s

About the Object

Name:M 78, Messier 78
Type:• X - Nebulae

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