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Zoom-in on the double star HD 87643

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This small sequence zooms-in on the double star HD 87643, which was imaged in great detail by several of ESO's telescopes, including ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). HD 87643, in the constellation of Carina (the Keel), is located 4900 light-years away.
Note that the images are drawn to scale.

Credit:

ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and A. Fujii. Music: movetwo

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Id:eso0928a
Release date:5 August 2009
Related releases:eso0928
Duration:57s

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