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Zooming in on the globular cluster Omega Centauri

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In this sequence we start with a wide view of the southern Milky Way. We then gradually zoom in on what initially appears to be a bright fuzzy star, the giant globular star cluster Omega Centauri. As we get close the cluster resolves into a ball of vast numbers of faint stars. The final image shows a very detailed new view of the cluster from the new VLT Survey Telescope (VST).

Credit:

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM/S. Brunier/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Acknowledgement: A. Grado/INAF-Capodimonte Observatory

Music: John Dyson (from the album Darklight)

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About the Video

Id:eso1119d
Release date:8 June 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1119
Duration:56s

About the Object

Name:Omega Centauri
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters

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