Zooming in on the star-forming region NGC 3582

This sequence starts with a wide-field view of the most spectacular parts of the southern Milky Way. As we zoom in we see the Southern Cross (Crux) and the famous Eta Carinae nebula. A little later we close in on the star-forming region NGC 3582, lying about 10 000 light-years from us in the constellation of Carina (The Keel). The final detailed view shows a new image of NGC 3582 and its surroundings from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.


ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

About the Video

Release date:13 April 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1113
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 3582



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