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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VST Captures Three-In-One
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