The globular star cluster Messier 4

This image from the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory shows the spectacular globular star cluster Messier 4. This great ball of ancient stars is one of the closest of such stellar systems to the Earth and appears in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion) close to the bright red star Antares.

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Acknowledgement: ESO Imaging Survey 

About the Image

Id:eso1235a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2012. szeptember 5. 12.00
Related releases:eso1235
Size:7982 x 7712 px

About the Object

Név:M 4, Messier 4, NGC 6121
Típus:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:7000 light years
Constellation:Scorpius
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 23 35.05
Position (Dec):-26° 30' 52.37"
Field of view:31.68 x 30.61 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
456 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
540 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrared
I
784 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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