Zooming in on the star cluster Messier 47

This video sequence takes us on a trip to the nearby bright star cluster Messier 47. As we close in we can also see the contrasting cluster Messier 46, which is richer in stars but more distant. The final close-up view was taken using the Wide Field Imager camera, installed on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. Messier 47 is dominated by a sprinkling of brilliant blue stars but also contains a few contrasting red giant stars.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

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Tunnistus:eso1441a
Julkaisupäivä:17. joulukuuta 2014 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1441
Kesto:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Nimi:M 47
Kategoria:Star Clusters

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