Panning across the star cluster NGC 6520 and the dark cloud Barnard 86

This pan video takes a close look at a new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, showing the bright star cluster NGC 6520 and its neighbour, the strangely shaped dark cloud Barnard 86. This cosmic pair is set against millions of glowing stars from the brightest part of the Milky Way — a region so dense with stars that barely any dark sky is seen across the picture.


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Release date:13 February 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1307
Duration:36 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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