A close-up look at VISTA's view of the Small Magellanic Cloud

The video sequence takes the viewer from a wide view of the southern skies deep into a small nearby galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud. The final close-up infrared views are from a very detailed huge image of the galaxy taken using ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. Millions of stars and many star clusters and much more distant galaxies are visible.


ESO/VISTA VMC/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Astral electronic.

About the Video

Release date:3 May 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1714
Duration:01 m 19 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Small Magellanic Cloud
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular

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