Close up view of the bright star cluster Messier 47

This close-up video pan sequence gives a detailed look at a new image of the star cluster Messier 47 taken using the Wide Field Imager camera, installed on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. This young open cluster is dominated by a sprinkling of brilliant blue stars but also contains a few contrasting red giant stars.


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About the Video

Release date:17 December 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1441
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:M 47
Category:Star Clusters

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