Panning across on the Hercules galaxy cluster

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This video sequence takes a close look at the Hercules galaxy cluster, one of the youngest and most unusual of such clusters in the nearby Universe. Many spiral galaxies and interacting pairs of galaxies are visible. This very detailed view of this cluster comes from the VST telescope, the latest telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

Credit:

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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About the Video

Id:eso1211b
Release date:7 March 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1211
Duration:38s

About the Object

Name:Abell 2151
Type:• X - Galaxy Clusters

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