The globular star cluster NGC 6362

This colourful view of the globular cluster NGC 6362 was captured by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. This brilliant ball of ancient stars lies in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1243a
Type:Observation
Release date:31 October 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1243
Size:7189 x 7001 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6362
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:25000 light years
Constellation:Ara
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 31 55.10
Position (Dec):-67° 2' 54.93"
Field of view:28.51 x 27.77 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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