Panning across the globular star cluster Messier 4

This video gives a close-up view of a new image from the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory showing the spectacular globular star cluster Messier 4. This great ball of ancient stars is one of the closest such stellar systems to the Earth and appears in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion) close to the bright red star Antares.

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ESO

Music: Disasterpeace

About the Video

Id:eso1235b
Release date:5 September 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1235
Duration:01m 01s

About the Object

Name:M 4, Messier 4, NGC 6121
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Stars

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