The APEX Telescope Completes Its Latest Survey of the Milky Way Culminating in a Stunning Image of the Galaxy

The Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment (APEX) telescope has completed the ATLASGAL survey of the Milky Way resulting in a stunning and detailed image of the galaxy. The image covers an area 140 degrees long and three degrees wide, covering the full area of the galactic plane visible from Earth’s southern hemisphere.

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a video that takes a closer look at many parts of the image.

ATLASGAL Survey Image

image via ESO