November 1, 2012

Panning Across the Globular Star Cluster NGC 6362

This video gives a close-up view of the globular cluster NGC 6362 in a picture that was captured by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. This brilliant ball of ancient stars lies in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar).

Credit:   ESO

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