Zooming in on the massive compact star cluster in NGC 3603

Starting from the magnificent vista of the southern Milky Way we gradually zoom in on the huge star formation region NGC 3603 ending with an extreme close-up of the core of the central star cluster taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) camera on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.


NASA, ESA and Wolfgang Brandner (MPIA), Boyke Rochau (MPIA) and Andrea Stolte (University of Cologne). Acknowledgement: Robert Gendler(http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/), Martin Pugh (www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au), Astromania de Yave

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Release date:31 May 2010, 16:00
Related releases:heic1009
Duration:01 m 06 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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