Zooming in on the globular star cluster Messier 107

In this zoom sequence we start with the spectacular vista of the central regions of the Milky Way galaxy. We then close in on a fuzzy ball of stars, the globular cluster Messier 107, also known as NGC 6171. It lies about 21 000 light-years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus. The final close up view was created from exposures taken through blue, green and near-infrared filters, using the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla Observatory, Chile.


ESO/ESO Imaging Survey/S. Brunier. Music: John Dyson from the album moonwind.

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Date de publication:8 décembre 2010 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1048
Durée:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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