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. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.