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Time-lapse sequence with VLT and NTT images

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The actual images, that have been collected over the past 16 years, are assembled in this video. The real motion of the stars has been accelerated by a factor 32 millions. The individual images have been shifted and stretched to the same scale and orientation, and cover the central part of the color image presented in the PR photo above.


ESO/ R.Genzel and S. Gillessen

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About the Video

Release date:10 December 2008
Related releases:eso0846

About the Object

Type:• X - Galaxies
• X - Stars
• X - Quasars & Black Holes


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