Zooming in on the Prawn Nebula

This video sequence starts with a view of the rich central parts of the Milky Way and then closes in on a spectacular region of star formation known as the Prawn Nebula (IC 4628) in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). The final close up view is a very sharp image taken using the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.


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

About the Video

Release date:18 September 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1340
Duration:56 s

About the Object

Name:IC 4628



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