Dec 11

A Galaxy Blooming with New Stars — VLT Survey Telescope snaps wide-field view of NGC 253

Source: ESO Photo Release eso1152

Wide-field view of NGC 253 from the VLT Survey Telescope.
Image credits: ESO/INAF-VST.

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) has captured the beauty of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 253. The new portrait is probably the most detailed wide-field view of this object and its surroundings ever taken. It demonstrates that the VST, the newest telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory, provides broad views of the sky while also offering impressive image sharpness.(read more)

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