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Zooming in on the VISTA view of the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253)

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This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the southern sky far from the Milky Way. Only a few stars are visible, but as we zoom in the prominent ellipse of the Sculptor Galaxy becomes apparent. As we get close the view shifts to the very detailed new infrared image of NGC 253 from the VISTA telescope at Paranal.

Credit:

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA/Digitized Sky Survey 2 and A. Fujii. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit. Music: John Dyson (from the album "Moonwind")

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About the Video

Id:eso1025a
Release date:16 June 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1025
Duration:56s

About the Object

Name:NGC 253
Type:• X - Galaxies

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