Zooming in on the interacting galaxy system NGC 5291

This video takes us from a broad view of the southern Milky Way deep into the large constellation of Centaurus. The sequence ends with a close-up view from ESO’s Very Large Telescope of an interacting galaxy called NGC 5291, about 200 million light-years from Earth.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.orgMusic: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

About the Video

Id:eso1547a
Release date:9 December 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1547
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 5291
Category:Galaxies

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