Zooming in on the star cluster Messier 18

This sequence takes the viewer from a wide view of the Milky Way deep into the central regions, where many bright star forming regions and star clusters can be seen. The final view is a close-up of the sky around the bright star cluster Messier 18 taken with the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

About the Video

Release date:10 August 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1628
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Messier 18
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Category:Star Clusters

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