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Zooming in on the globular star cluster Messier 107

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In this zoom sequence we start with the spectacular vista of the central regions of the Milky Way galaxy. We then close in on a fuzzy ball of stars, the globular cluster Messier 107, also known as NGC 6171. It lies about 21 000 light-years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus. The final close up view was created from exposures taken through blue, green and near-infrared filters, using the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla Observatory, Chile.

Credit:

ESO/ESO Imaging Survey/S. Brunier. Music: John Dyson from the album moonwind.

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Id:eso1048a
Release date:8 December 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1048
Duration:56s

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