Stars in VRML -- Credits
The database of stars was taken from the SIMBAD astronomical database at the
Centre de Données Astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS).
This background is an image of the
Coma Cluster of Galaxies
. The image is from the
Digitized Sky Survey
Space Telescope Science Institute
. It is centered on the coordinates 12 59 50.699 + 27 57 44.327 (epoch J2000)
and is 25 arcminutes on a side. The two largest galaxies in the field
are NGC 4874 (at right) and NGC 4889 (at left). The bright star above
NGC 4874 has a magnitude of 7.2. These three objects are
all in Sky Atlas 2000.