Zooming in on the spiral galaxy NGC 1637

This video sequence starts with a view of the bright constellation of Orion (The Hunter). As we zoom in, we focus on an adjacent region of the constellation of Eridanus (The River) and a faint glow appears. This is the spiral galaxy NGC 1637, which appears in all its glory in the final view from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. In 1999 scientists discovered a Type II supernova in this galaxy and followed its slow fading over the following years.

Credit:

ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

About the Video

Id:eso1315a
Release date:20 March 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1315
Duration:56s

About the Object

Name:NGC 1637
Type:• X - Galaxies

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