1. The SPHERE instrument during installation on the VLT

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    These sequences show the SPHERE exoplanet imaging instrument during installation on the VLT. The second section shows an engineer working on the complex optics and electronics of the SPHERE instrument, shortly before it was installed and achieved successful first light in May 2014. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/uhd_vlt8_2014/ Credit: ESO/UHD Team

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    • ESOcast 65: The Chilean Sky in Ultra High Definition

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      In the Spring of 2014, a team of ESO Photo ambassadors embarked on a pioneering expedition to ESO's three observatories in Chile. Their mission was to capture a wide range of images and timelapses of the magnificent Chilean night sky and landscape in crisp Ultra High Definition. Join our heroes in their adventures in the arid Atacama Desert as they bring our Universe closer than ever before. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast65a/ Subscribe to our iTunes channel here: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/esocast-hd/id295471183?mt=2 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: Ryan Laird and Herbert Zodet. Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com). Footage and photos: ESO, Yuri Beletsky, Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com), Babak Tafreshi (twanight.org) and Luis Calçada. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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      • ESO Timelapse Compilation

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        A compilation of timelapses taken from each of ESO's three unique observing sites during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition. Watch this video in 4K here: http://youtu.be/mfBxBSHPaME More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/uhd_timelapse_compil/ Credit: ESO. Music: John Dyson

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        • Very Large Telescope Video Compilation

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          The ESO Ultra HD Expedition team visit ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, home to the Very Large Telescope array (VLT) — ESO's flagship facility for European ground-based astronomy. Captured in this day-time video compilation. Watch this video in 4K here: http://youtu.be/e1Rjgd5jUiY More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/uhd_comp_vlt_2014/ Credit: ESO

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          • Flying through the young star cluster Westerlund 1 (artist's impression)

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            In this video we fly through the young star cluster Westerlund 1 and close in on the strange magnetar that lies within it. This remarkable cluster contains hundreds of very massive stars, some shining with a brilliance of almost one million suns. European astronomers have for the first time demonstrated that the magnetar — an unusual type of neutron star with an extremely strong magnetic field — was formed from a star with at least 40 times as much mass as the Sun. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1034a/ Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

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            • Zooming in on the colourful star cluster NGC 3590

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              This zoom video starts with a view of the spectacular southern Milky Way and gradually closes in on a rich region of the sky in the constellation of Carina (The Keel). The colourful final image comes from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile and shows the star cluster NGC 3590. These stars shine brightly in front of a dramatic landscape of dark patches of dust and richly hued clouds of glowing gas. This small stellar gathering gives astronomers clues about how these stars form and evolve — as well as giving hints about the structure of our galaxy's pinwheeling arms. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1416a/ Credit: ESO/G. Beccari/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

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              • The colourful star cluster NGC 3590

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                This pan video gives a close-up look at a colourful new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile showing the star cluster NGC 3590. These stars shine brightly in front of a dramatic landscape of dark patches of dust and richly hued clouds of glowing gas. This small stellar gathering gives astronomers clues about how these stars form and evolve — as well as giving hints about the structure of our galaxy's pinwheeling arms. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1416b/ Credit: ESO/G. Beccari. Music: movetwo

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                • La Silla Observatory Video Compilation

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                  The ESO Ultra HD Expedition team visit La Silla, ESO's first observatory — home to the ESO 3.6-metre telescope and the 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope. Captured in this day-time video compilation. Watch this video in 4K here: http://youtu.be/VwDJIT8Ucpo More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/uhd_comp_lasilla_2014/ Credit: ESO

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                  • Photographers at ESO's UHD Expedition 2014

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                    The ESO Ultra HD Expedition team visit each of ESO's three unique observing sites in this video compilation showing the photographers at work throughout the day-time. Watch this video in 4K here: http://youtu.be/MnmAVucKMRo More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/uhd_comp_photo_2014/ Credit: ESO

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                    • ALMA UHD Video Compilation

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                      The ESO Ultra HD Expedition team visit ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array — a huge new facility at 5000 metres above sea level on the Chajnantor Plateau, dedicated to studying the cool Universe. Captured in this day-time video compilation. Watch this video in 4K: http://youtu.be/TG-pRt__G4U More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/uhd_comp_alma_2014/ Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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