Panning across NGC 3981

This pan video takes a close look at the spiral galaxy NGC 3981 in the constellation of Crater (The Cup). This object was captured by FORS2 — an instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope — as part of the ESO Cosmic Gems Programme, which showcases the beauty of the southern skies when conditions don’t allow scientific observations to be made.


ESO, James Creasey

About the Video

Release date:12 September 2018, 13:00
Related releases:eso1830
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 3981
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral

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