February 14, 2013

Zooming In On NGC 6520 And Barnard 86

This video sequence starts with a view of the spectacular Milky Way. As we zoom in towards the center we see a huge cloud of faint stars, this is the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud. On top of this cloud there is a much smaller dark feature called Barnard 86 and in the final view from the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile we see not only the gecko-shaped dark cloud but also its neighboring star cluster NGC 6520. [ Read The Article ]

Credit: ESO

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