Zooming in on the red supergiant star Antares

This video starts from a wide field view of the Milky Way, including the prominent constellation of Scorpius (The Scopion). It zooms in towards Scorpius’s bright red heart — the red supergiant star Antares. The final view shows an image of the surface of Antares — the best ever of any star other than the Sun — taken with ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer.

Credit:

ESO/K. Ohnaka/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music:  astral electronic.

About the Video

Id:eso1726b
Release date:23 August 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1726
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Antares
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Category:Stars

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