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Amazing how the stars are even visible during daytime.
The 589.2 nm yellow laser beam emitting from the telescope is used to create a artificial guide star at an attitude of between 80–105 km in the mesosphere as a wavefront reference so as to allow the adaptive optics to compensate for atmospheric blurring.
6:20 with the blue sky getting darker and darker. Though you may be right, long exposure can be deceiving and it could just be a moonset instead?
Yes that looks like the moon setting.
I can't stop crying.
Thanks for sharing
I cried a lil too watching...
Endure. In enduring grow strong.
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European Southern Observatory (ESO),
The Helix In New Colours At 2012-01-17
Helix Nebula "Eye of God" (NGC 7293) as captured in Near-Infrared (NIR) spectrum through Y, J and K filters by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at Paranal Observatory.
thanks for sharing this image ..... totally mind-blowing
look like 'the eye' from LOTR..
Looks like Rayleigh Taylor instabilities, but with the likely presence of shock waves probably richtmeyer meshkov instabilities as well.