6dF Galaxy Survey: Beyond the Crux

The 6dF Galaxy Survey has collected more than 120,000 red shifts over the southern sky over a 5-year period from 2001 to 2005. Its goal is to map our southern view of the local universe and use the peculiar motions of one-tenth of the survey to measure galaxy mass. It covers more than eight times the sky area of the successful 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey. This fulldome movie is a slow flight through the survey data that also maps a library of galaxy images based upon the surveys estimate of the galaxy type.


Data: Anglo-Australian Observatory, 6dF data, date: June 2006
Visuals and animation: Paul Bourke
Audio: Peter Morse, Glenn Rogers

About the Video

Release date:12 October 2022, 17:55
Duration:03 m 09 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Type:Local Universe


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