Zooming in on the star cluster NGC 2367

This video starts with a view of the southern Milky Way and takes us on a journey towards the open star cluster NGC 2367, not far from the bright star Sirius in the constellation of Canis Major (The Greater Dog). The MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile captured this richly colourful view. The brighter cluster stars are very young by stellar standards and still shine with a hot bluish colour.

Credit:

ESO/G. Beccari/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

About the Video

Id:eso1526a
Release date:1 July 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1526
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 2367
Type:Solar System : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Category:Star Clusters

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