Zooming in on VFTS 352

This zoom sequence starts with a broad panorama of the southern night sky and closes in on the Tarantula star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Among the many hot young stars here lies VFTS 352 — the hottest and most massive double star system to date where the two components are in contact and sharing material. The final frames show a close-up of the region of this exotic object, in an image created from images from the Wide Field Imager at the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla.


Credit: ESO/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/R. Gendler
Music Johan B Monell

About the Video

Release date:21 October 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1540
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:VFTS 352
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Multiple

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