Panning across NGC 3981

This pan video takes a close look at the spiral galaxy NGC 3981 in the constellation of Crater (The Cup). This object was captured by FORS2 — an instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope — as part of the ESO Cosmic Gems Programme, which showcases the beauty of the southern skies when conditions don’t allow scientific observations to be made.

Credit:

ESO, James Creasey

About the Video

Id:eso1830c
Release date:12 September 2018, 13:00
Related releases:eso1830
Duration:25 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 3981
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Category:Galaxies

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