Zooming in on the Meathook Galaxy

This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the spectacular southern sky, including the Milky Way and the Southern Cross (Crux). It then closes in on the little-known constellation of Volans (The Flying Fish). The final sequence shows the Meathook Galaxy (NGC 2442) in a new image taken by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile.

Credit:

ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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Id:eso1115a
Release date:4 May 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1115
Duration:56s

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Type:• X - Galaxies

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