Zoom into Westerlund 2

This video shows a zoom from a wide-field ground-based view into Hubble’s new close-up view of star cluster Westerlund 2, released to celebrate its 25th year in orbit.

Credit:

N. Risinger (Skysurvey.org), NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team

Music: Johan Back Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

About the Video

Id:heic1509b
Release date:23 April 2015, 15:15
Related releases:heic1509
Duration:43 s

About the Object

Name:Gum 29, RCW 49, Westerlund 2, WR 20a
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Milky Way : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Category:HD
Nebulae
Star Clusters

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