Zooming in on the unusual active galaxy Markarian 1018

This sequence takes the viewer deep into the rather faint constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). In the final stages the faint active galaxy Markarian 1018 is seen, in a recent image from the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

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ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2/CARS survey

About the Video

Id:eso1631a
Release date:15 September 2016, 16:00
Related releases:eso1631
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Markarian 1018
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Category:Galaxies

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