1. Panning over a VLT image of the cometary globule CG4

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    The cometary globule CG4 glows menacingly, like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, in this pan video based on an image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. What looks huge and bright in this image is actually a faint nebula and not easy to observe. The exact nature of CG4 remains a mystery. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1503b/ Credit: ESO. Music: movetwo

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    • Zooming in on the cometary globule CG4

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      This zoom video sequence goes from a wide view of the southern Milky Way deep into the constellation of Puppis close to the site of the Vela supernova remnant. The final view shows a new close-up view of the cometary globule CG4. It glows menacingly, like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, in this this new image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. What looks huge and bright in this image is actually a faint nebula and not easy to observe The exact nature of CG4 remains a mystery. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1503a/ Credit: ESO/J.Perez/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

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      • The enclosure of the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal ESO,European Southern Observatory,Europe,science,universe,

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        This time-lapse sequence shows the enclosure that contains the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The domes of VISTA (right) and the VLT (left) are also visible on the horizon. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1502d/ Credit: ESO/G. Lambert

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        • The enclosure of the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal ESO,European Southern Observatory,Europe,science,universe,

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          This time-lapse sequence shows the enclosure that contains the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The domes of VISTA (right) and the VLT (left) are also visible on the horizon. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1502e/ Credit: ESO/G. Lambert

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          • The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal

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            The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) is located at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. This project will search for transiting exoplanets — planets that pass in front of their parent star and hence produce a slight dimming of the star’s light that can be detected by sensitive instruments. The telescopes will focus on discovering Neptune-sized and smaller planets, with diameters between two and eight times that of Earth. This time-lapse sequence shows the system during testing under a brilliant Moon. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1502c/ Credit: ESO/G. Lambert

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            • The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal

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              The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) is located at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. This project will search for transiting exoplanets — planets that pass in front of their parent star and hence produce a slight dimming of the star’s light that can be detected by sensitive instruments. The telescopes will focus on discovering Neptune-sized and smaller planets, with diameters between two and eight times that of Earth. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1502b/ Credit: ESO/G. Lambert

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              • ESOcast 71: New Exoplanet-hunting Telescopes on Paranal

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                This ESOcast takes a close look at an unusual new group of small telescopes that has recently achieved first light at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1502a/ Subscribe to our iTunes channel here: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/esocast-hd/id295471183 Credit: ESO. Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Mathias Jäger, Herbert Zodet and Richard Hook. Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com). Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, ESA/Hubble, G. Lambert and B. Tafreshi (twanight.org). Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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                • Close-up view of the dark nebula LDN 483

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                  This video gives a close-up view of an image of the dark nebula LDN 483 as seen with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory. The object is a region of space clogged with gas and dust. These materials are dense enough to effectively eclipse the light of background stars. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1501b/ Credit: ESO. Music: movetwo

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                  • Zooming in on the dark nebula LDN 483

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                    This video takes you on a journey to the dark nebula LDN 483 as seen with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory. The object is a region of space clogged with gas and dust. These materials are dense enough to effectively eclipse the light of background stars. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1501a/ Credit: ESO/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: movetwo

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                    • VISTA’s infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula (8k fulldome)

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                      Infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) taken by VISTA. NGC 6334 is a vast region of star formation about 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius. The whole gas cloud is about 50 light-years across. NGC 6334 is one of the most active nurseries of young massive stars in our galaxy, some nearly ten times the mass of our Sun and most born in the last few million years. The images were taken through Y, J and Ks filters (shown as blue, green and red respectively) and the exposure time was five minutes per filter. The field of view is about one degree across. The original image can be found on: http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1017a/ More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1017d/ Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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