1. Zooming in on the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171

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    This zoom sequence takes us from a wide view of the spectacular southern Milky Way into a closeup view of one of its biggest and rarest stars — the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171. This monster stars has a radius over 1300 times that of the Sun — it is one of the largest ten stars found so far. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer have shown that it is actually a double star, with the companion in contact with the main star. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1409b/ Credit: ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: movetwo

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    • MUSE — Close up of the H-alpha line in the strange galaxy NGC 4650A

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      This view shows how the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope gives a three-dimensional view of a distant galaxy. For each part of the galaxy the light has been split up into its component colours — revealing not only the motions of different parts of the galaxy but also clues to its chemical composition and other properties. This picture is based on data on the polar ring galaxy NGC 4650A that were obtained soon after the instrument achieved first light in early 2014. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1407e/ Credit: ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon/L. Calçada

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      • MUSE views the unusual galaxy NGC 4650A

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        This view shows how the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope gives a three-dimensional depiction of a distant galaxy. For each part of the galaxy the light has been split up into its component colours — revealing not only the motions of different parts of the galaxy but also clues to its chemical composition and other properties. This picture is based on data on the polar ring galaxy NGC 4650A that were obtained soon after the instrument achieved first light in early 2014. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1407f/ Credit: ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon/L. Calçada

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        • MUSE — Running through the 3D data of NGC 4650A

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          This view shows how the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope gives a three-dimensional view of a distant galaxy. For each part of the galaxy the light has been split up into its component colours — revealing not only the motions of different parts of the galaxy but also clues to its chemical composition and other properties. At certain wavelengths the emission from the rotating disc around the galaxy is clearly seens, as well as the different velocities of different parts of the disc. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1407d/ Credit: ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon/L. Calçada

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          • MUSE views the Orion Nebula

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            This video sequence shows how the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope gives a three-dimensional depiction of the Orion Nebula. For each part of this spectacular star formation region the light has been split up into its component colours — revealing in detail the chemical and physical properties of each pixel. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1407c/ Credit: ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon/L. Calçada

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            • MUSE video of the transit of Europa across the disc of Jupiter

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              This video sequence was created from many separate MUSE observations of the planet Jupiter during a transit of the moon Europe and its shadow. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1407b/ Credit: ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon

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              • MUSE views the unusual galaxy NGC 4650A

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                This view shows how the new MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope gives a three-dimensional depiction of a distant galaxy. For each part of the galaxy the light has been split up into its component colours — revealing not only the motions of different parts of the galaxy but also clues to its chemical composition and other properties. At certain wavelengths the emission from the rotating disc around the galaxy is clearly seen, as well as the different velocities of different parts of the disc. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1407a/ Credit: ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon/L. Calçada

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                • Artist's impression of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations

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                  This video sequence is an artist's impression based on the first ever map of the weather on the surface of the nearest brown dwarf to Earth. An international team used ESO's Very Large Telescope to make a chart of the dark and light features on WISE J104915.57-531906.1B, which is informally known as Luhman 16B and is one of two recently discovered brown dwarfs forming a pair only six light-years from the Sun. Luhman 16A appears in the background in this sequence. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1404a/ Credit: ESO/I. Crossfield/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)

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                  • Surface map of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations

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                    This video shows the first ever map of the weather on the surface of the nearest brown dwarf to Earth. An international team has used ESO's Very Large Telescope to create a chart of the dark and light features on WISE J104915.57-531906.1B, which is informally known as Luhman 16B and is one of two recently discovered brown dwarfs forming a pair only six light-years from the Sun. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1404b/ Credit: ESO/I. Crossfield

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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 object appears. This is WISE J104915.57-531906.1AB, which is informally known as Luhman 16AB. It is a recently discovered pair of brown dwarfs only six light-years from the Sun. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1404c/ Credit: ESO/I. Crossfield/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Digitized Sky Survey 2 Music: movetwo

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