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Zooming in on the Running Chicken Nebula

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This zoom sequence starts with a spectacular wide view of the Milky Way. It then closes in on the huge constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur), close to the more familiar Southern Cross (Crux). The final sequence shows the Running Chicken Nebula (IC 2944) in a new image taken by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile.

Credit:

ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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About the Video

Id:eso1135a
Release date:21 September 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1135
Duration:56s

About the Object

Name: He2-10 , HR Diagram
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
• X - Nebulae

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