Zooming into the southern spiral NGC 300
This zoom sequence starts with a view of part of the faint southern constellation of Sculptor. At the centre we see the spiral galaxy NGC 300, lying about six million light-years from us. It is one of the closest and brightest normal spiral galaxies and an ideal laboratory for studying such objects in great detail. We finish the zoom with a close-up of NGC 300 in a very detailed image from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.
ESO. Music: John Dyson (from the album "Darklight")
About the Video
|Release date:||8 September 2010, 12:00|
About the Object
|Type:||• X - Galaxies|