the milky way

the milky way

Zooming in on Gum 15

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This zoom sequence shows the location of the star formation region Gum 15 in the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails). This little known object is located in a spectacular part of the Milky Way. The final detailed view comes from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1420a/ Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin