Zooming in on the red giant star π1 Gruis

This sequence takes the viewer towards the southern constellation of Grus (The Crane). We zoom in on the pair of stars π1 Gruis (red) and π2 Gruis (bluish-white), and the bright spiral galaxy IC 5201 is also visible. The final shot shows a very detailed view of the surface of the red giant star π1 Gruis from the PIONIER instrument on the VLT Interferometer.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)
Music: Astral Electronic

About the Video

Id:eso1741b
Release date:20 December 2017, 19:00
Related releases:eso1741
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:π1 Gruis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Giant
Category:Stars

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