Zooming into a deep infrared image of the Orion Nebula

This video starts from a wide view of the night sky and zooms in on the famous constellation of Orion. The final part gives a close-up view of a spectacular new image of the Orion Nebula star-formation region that was obtained from multiple exposures using the HAWK-I infrared camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. This is the deepest view ever of this region and reveals more very faint planetary-mass objects than expected.


ESO/H. Drass et al./N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/M. Kornmesser. Music: Johan Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

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Release date:12 July 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1625
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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