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Zooming in on the star cluster NGC 2100 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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This zoom sequence starts with a wide panorama of the southern skies, including the Milky Way and its two small neighbouring galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds. We zoom in towards the Large Magellanic Cloud and focus on the huge star formation region around the Tarantula Nebula. The final sequence shows a very detailed view, captured with the EMMI instrument on the NTT at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, of the brilliant star cluster NGC 2100 and its colourful surroundings.

Credit:

ESO/R. Gendler/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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About the Video

Id:eso1133a
Release date:7 September 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1133
Duration:56s

About the Object

Name:NGC 2100
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Star Clusters

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