Wide-field view of the sky around the globular star cluster Messier 55

This visible light wide-field image of the region around Messier 55 was created from photographs taken through blue and red filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The globular cluster appears at the centre. The field of view is approximately 2.7 degrees across.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1220c
Type:Observation
Release date:9 May 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1220
Size:9639 x 9588 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 55
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:17000 light years
Constellation:Sagittarius

Image Formats

Large JPEG
41.2 MB
Screensize JPEG
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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 39 59.74
Position (Dec):-30° 57' 53.04"
Field of view:161.76 x 160.91 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.7° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
B+R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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