Zooming in on the red giant star π1 Gruis

This sequence takes the viewer towards the southern constellation of Grus (The Crane). We zoom in on the pair of stars π1 Gruis (red) and π2 Gruis (bluish-white), and the bright spiral galaxy IC 5201 is also visible. The final shot shows a very detailed view of the surface of the red giant star π1 Gruis from the PIONIER instrument on the VLT Interferometer.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)
Music: Astral Electronic

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Útgáfudagur:Des 20, 2017, 19:00 CET
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Nafn:π1 Gruis
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Giant

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