Zooming in on the newly discovered globular star cluster VVV CL001


This sequence starts with a wide-field view of the spectacular central parts of the southern Milky Way. As we zoom in we can see many famous objects, including the Lagoon Nebula. In the final sequence we dive deep into the dusty regions and reveal two almost hidden globular clusters, UKS 1 and the newly discovered VVV CL001 in a new image from the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.


ESO/D. Minniti/VVV Team/S. Brunier/S. Guisard/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

About the Video

Release date:19 October 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1141
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:UKS 1, VVV CL001
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Category:Star Clusters



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