1. Zooming into the star cluster NGC 6520 and the dark cloud Barnard 86

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    This video sequence starts with a view of the spectacular Milky Way. As we zoom in towards the centre we see a huge cloud of faint stars, this is the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud. On top of this cloud there is a much smaller dark feature called Barnard 86 and in the final view from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile we see not only the gecko-shaped dark cloud but also its neighbouring star cluster NGC 6520. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1307a/ Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

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    • Infrared/visible-light crossfade view of the star cluster NGC 6520 and the dark cloud Barnard 86

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      This sequence compares views of the region around the dark cloud Barnard 86 in infrared and visible light. The infrared view comes from the VISTA survey telescope (eso1242) and the visible light view is a new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. In the infrared the cloud is more transparent and less prominent and the bright star cluster NGC 6520 becomes almost invisible. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1307c/ Credit: ESO/VVV Survey. Music: movetwo

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      • Panning across the star cluster NGC 6520 and the dark cloud Barnard 86

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        This pan video takes a close look at a new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, showing the bright star cluster NGC 6520 and its neighbour, the strangely shaped dark cloud Barnard 86. This cosmic pair is set against millions of glowing stars from the brightest part of the Milky Way — a region so dense with stars that barely any dark sky is seen across the picture. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1307b/ Credit: ESO Music: movetwo

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