Wide-field view of the open star cluster Messier 67

This wide-field image of the sky around the old open star cluster Messier 67 was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The cluster appears as a rich grouping of stars at the centre of the picture. Messier 67 contains stars that are all about the same age, and have the same chemical composition, as the Sun.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1402c
Type:Observation
Release date:15 January 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1402
Size:6763 x 7079 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 67
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:2500 light years
Constellation:Cancer

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 51 20.14
Position (Dec):11° 48' 42.61"
Field of view:113.49 x 118.80 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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