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 at the 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.
 

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