tagged with: lgnnbl, star nurseries, starfields, awesome astronomy images, lagoon nebula, galaxies, star clusters, outer space pictures, universe exploration, cosmological, nebulae, european southern observatory, eso, vista
Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series A fantastic outer space picture showing the third image of ESO’s GigaGalaxy Zoom project. It's an amazing vista of the Lagoon Nebula taken with the 67-million-pixel Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.
The image covers more than one and a half square degrees - an area eight times larger than that of the Full Moon. It's based on images acquired using three different broadband filters (B, V, R) and one narrow-band filter (H-alpha).
It's a mind-expanding, wonderful image that reveals a little of the wonder that is our universe.
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ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA www.eso.org
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