A close-up look at the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy

This video zoom takes a closer look at the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy, pictured in new image from the Wide Field Imager camera, installed on the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. This elusive galaxy is a close neighbour of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Despite their proximity, both galaxies have very distinct histories and characters. This galaxy is much smaller, fainter and older than the Milky Way. It appears here as a rich cloud of faint stars at the centre of the image at the start, and completely fills the frame later on. Here and there much more distant galaxies can be spotted between the stars of the Sculptor Dwarf.



About the Video

Release date:16 September 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1536
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf

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