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Panning Across the Globular Star Cluster Messier 4

September 10, 2012

This video gives a close-up view of a new image from the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory showing the spectacular globular star cluster Messier 4. This great ball of ancient stars is one of the closest such stellar systems to the Earth and appears in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion) close to the bright red star Antares.

Credit:  ESO