Zooming in on the nearby star AU Microscopii

This video clip takes the viewer from a broad view of the entire southern Milky Way into a closeup of the nearby star AU Microscopii, about 32 light-years from Earth. This star is young and surrounded by a dusty disc that features odd wave-like, rapidly moving features that are imperfectly understood.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)
Music: Johan Monell

About the Video

Release date:7 October 2015, 19:00
Related releases:eso1538
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Au Mic, Au Microscopii
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Debris

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