Zoom to Nebula Gum 29 and Star Cluster Westerlund 2

About this video
Duration: 23 seconds

This animation begins with a backyard view of the southern night sky near the constellations of Carina and Vela. After outlining the constellations, the sequence zooms in past the well-known Carina Nebula to the neighboring nebula Gum 29. During the zoom, the images dissolve from a wide-field view down to the high-resolution Hubble image, a mosaic of nine Hubble observations.


Tags
Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Nebulae, Open Clusters, Star Clusters

Credits

Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Bacon, and Z. Levay (STScI)

Acknowledgment: A. Fujii, the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO), ESO, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team

Publication: April 23, 2015


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