IC 2944 Fulldome Video

IC 2944, an open cluster of stars with an associated nebula is seen here in this fulldome video. The nebula is what provides the brilliant pink hue which dominates the scene. It is hydrogen gas being ionised by the ultraviolet radiation produced by the young nearby stars that form the open cluster.

Credit:

Theofanis Matsopoulos/ESO

About the Video

Id:IC2944_Dome_Frames
Release date:25 February 2015, 17:25
Duration:16 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:IC 2944
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula
Category:Fulldome
Nebulae
Star Clusters

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