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Zooming in on the Omega Nebula

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This zoom sequence starts with a broad panorama of the central parts of the Milky Way. We then gradually close in on one of the bright regions of dust and gas where new stars are forming. In the final sequence we see a very detailed new close-up view of Messier 17, sometimes called the Omega or Swan Nebula in a new picture from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT).


ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM/Nick Risinger ( Sky Survey 2.
Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute
Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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About the Video

Release date:4 January 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1201

About the Object

Name:Messier 17, Omega Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae


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