Zooming in on the massive compact star cluster in NGC 3603

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Starting from the magnificent vista of the southern Milky Way we gradually zoom in on the huge star formation region NGC 3603 ending with an extreme close-up of the core of the central star cluster taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) camera on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and Wolfgang Brandner (MPIA), Boyke Rochau (MPIA) and Andrea Stolte (University of Cologne). Acknowledgement: Robert Gendler(http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/), Martin Pugh (www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au), Astromania de Yave

About the Video

Id:heic1009b
Release date:25 January 2012, 15:32
Related releases:heic1009
Duration:01m 00s

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Name:NGC 3603
Type:• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
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