1. A close-up look at the stellar nursery IC 2944 and Thackeray's Globules

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    This video gives us a close-up look at the spectacular stellar nursery IC 2944. It is being released to celebrate a milestone: 15 years of ESO’s Very Large Telescope. This image also…

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    • Zooming in on an APEX view of part of the Orion Nebula

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      We start this video with a view of most of the Milky Way and then zoom in on the famous constellation of Orion (The Hunter). Many clouds of gas and dust appear in this region where many new stars…

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      • Zooming in on ArTeMiS’s view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula NGC 6334

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        In this zoom sequence we start with a spectacular wide-field view of the Milky Way Galaxy, centred on the constellations of Scorpius and Sagittarius. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1341a/ Credit: ArTeMiS…

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        • Zooming in on the oldest solar twin HIP 102152

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          This video zooms in on the solar twin HIP 102152 in the constellation of Capricornus (The Sea Goat). Located 250 light-years from Earth, HIP 102152 is more like the Sun than any other solar twin…

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          • A close look at the globular star cluster NGC 6752

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            This video provides a close look at a new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. It shows the globular star cluster…

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            • Setting the Dark on Fire (pan)

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              A new image from the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile shows a beautiful view of clouds of cosmic dust in the region of Orion. While these dense interstellar clouds seem dark…

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              • Zooming in on the star cluster Messier 67

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                This zoom sequence takes the viewer from a broad view of the entire night sky into a close up view of the old star cluster Messier 67 in the constellation of Cancer (The Crab). Observations using…

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                • Zooming in on the nearby brown dwarf Luhman 16B

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                  This video starts with a broad view of the entire sky and closes in on the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails). In the final sequence, among huge numbers of faint stars, a very faint double…

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                  • Zooming in on a new image of the Lagoon Nebula from the VST

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                    This zoom takes the viewer from a wide view of the central parts of the Milky Way deep into a detailed new picture of the Messier 8 star formation region — the Lagoon Nebula — from the VLT Survey…

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                    • Zooming into the open star cluster NGC 2547

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                      This video sequence starts with a view of the spectacular Milky Way. As we zoom in, we can see the constellation of Vela (The Sail) and then the bright stars of the cluster NGC 2547 as captured in…

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