ESOcast 217 Light: ESO Telescope Sees Surface of Dim Betelgeuse

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation Orion.

The video is available in 4K UHD.

The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.

 

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ESO

Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Editing : Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Caitlyn Buongiorno and Bárbara Ferreira.
Music: tonelabs (www.tonelabs.com) – Expect The Unexpected.
Footage and photos: ESO, Kervella/M. Montargès et al., acknowledgement: Eric Pantin, Digitized Sky Survey 2, M. Zamani and P. Horálek.
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.

About the Video

Id:eso2003a
Release date:14 February 2020, 14:00
Related releases:eso2003
Duration:01 m 29 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Betelgeuse
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Category:ESOcast
Stars

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