Zooming in on the globular star cluster NGC 6752

The zoom video starts with a wide view of the central parts of the Milky Way and slowly closes in on the globular star cluster NGC 6752 in the southern constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). The final detailed image of the cluster is from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile. Studies of this cluster using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have unexpectedly revealed that many of the stars do not undergo mass-loss at the end of their lives.

Credit:

ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Steve Crouch
Music: movetwo

About the Video

Id:eso1323a
Release date:29 May 2013, 19:00
Related releases:eso1323
Duration:36s

About the Object

Name:NGC 6752
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Stars

HD


Large

Large QT
10.0 MB

Medium

Video Podcast
10.0 MB
Medium MPEG-1
23.6 MB
Medium Flash
3.8 MB

Small

Small Flash
5.7 MB
Small QT
3.3 MB

For Broadcasters

Broadcast SD
209.4 MB

Also see our