Details about image
The credits and explanation for the parts of the image are as follows:
- Top left corner
H-alpha image of NGC 300 from the ESO collection of
images from WFI.
- Middle top
The Anntennae from an image obtained with VIMOS on VLT.
- Top right
The Milky Way near the Southern Cross . The image is
taken from the Astronomical Picture of the Day and is
copyright Greg Bock of the Southern Astronomical
Society. Please follow the link for further information.
- Middle left
NGC 1850, a (double) star forming region in the LMC. Image taken
with FORS1 on the VLT UT1.
- Middle right
NGC 300 Several Cepheids in NGC 300. See original image
for details. Image taken with WFI on the MPG/ESO 2.2m.
- Bottom left
A drawing(!) of the Milky Way. This is the famous Lund
galaxy drawing made under the supervision of Knut Lundmark.
- Bottom center
The Antlia Dwarf galaxy. Image from FORS1 on VLT UT1.
- Bottom right
The open clusters M35 and NGC 2158. Image from Astronomy
Picture of the day, copyright N. A. Sharp, National Optical Astronomy
Observatory/Association of Universities for Research in
Astronomy/National Science Foundation.
A schematic Hertzsprung-Russel diagram, tying all the
different images together.