Panning across NGC 5018 and its surroundings

This pan video takes a closer look of the elliptical galaxy NGC 5018 and the tender streams of stars and gas left over from dramatic galactic collisions in the past. The extremely sensitive detectors of the VST have captured a myriad of stars, galaxies, and even a few errant asteroids crossing this area of the sky during the long exposures need to obtain the image.

Credit:

ESO, Spavone et al. Music: James Creasey

About the Video

Id:eso1827c
Release date:8 August 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1827
Duration:25 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 5018
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Category:Galaxies

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