VST Captures Three-In-One

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A high resolution of multiple nebula.
The Eagle Nebula and the Orion Nebula captured in high resolution by the Very Large Telescope (image credit: ESO).

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) released a 3 gigapixel image of Sharpless 2-54, the Eagle Nebula, and the Omega Nebula; the detail is astounding. Taken with the Very Large Telescope (VLT) located at the Paranal Observatory, Chile, the image spans roughly 2 degrees on the sky, or about 4 full moons side-by-side. One of the most iconic nebula in the sky, the Eagle Nebula is at the centre of the image.

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As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.