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Panning Across Star Cluster NGC 6604

April 26, 2012

This pan video shows the region around the star cluster NGC 6604. This image was taken by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. NGC 6604 is a young star cluster that is the densest part of a more widely scattered association containing about one hundred brilliant blue-white stars.The picture also shows the cluster’s associated nebula — a cloud of glowing hydrogen gas that is called Sh2-54 — as well as dust clouds.  Credit:  ESO