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Zooming In On Spiral Galaxy NGC 1187

August 1, 2012

This zoom video sequence starts with a wide view of the large but faint constellation of Eridanus (The River), not far from the more familiar form of Orion (The Hunter). As we zoom in we see a small patch of light that proves to be an attractive spiral galaxy named NGC 1187. The detailed final view shows a new VLT image of this object.

Credit:

ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2



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