Zooming in on the red giant star L2 Puppis

This zoom video sequence takes the viewer from a broad vista of the southern Milky Way into a rich part of the constellation of Puppis. We finish with a very close-up look at the red giant star L2 Puppis, which is coming to the end of its life and probably starting to create a bipolar planetary nebula.

Credit:

ESO/P. Kervella/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/DSS. Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

About the Video

Id:eso1523a
Release date:10 June 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1523
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:L2 Puppis
Category:Stars

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