Zooming in on the Leo Triplet of galaxies

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This video sequence starts with a view of the bright constellation of Leo (The Lion). We then zoom slowly in on three bright galaxies, NGC 3628, Messier 65 and Messier 66. In the final part of the video we see a very detailed view of this Leo Triplet, as well many background objects, in a new image from the VLT Survey Telescope.

Credit:

ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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About the Video

Id:eso1126a
Release date:27 July 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1126
Duration:56s

About the Object

Name:Leo Triplet
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxy Clusters
• X - Galaxies

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