The colourful star cluster NGC 3590

This colourful new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the star cluster NGC 3590. These stars shine brightly in front of a dramatic landscape of dark patches of dust and richly hued clouds of glowing gas. This small stellar gathering gives astronomers clues about how these stars form and evolve — as well as giving hints about the structure of our galaxy's pinwheeling arms.

Credit:

ESO/G. Beccari

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About the Image

Id:eso1416a
Type:Observation
Release date:21 May 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1416
Size:8658 x 6079 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3590
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Star Clusters
Constellation:Carina

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 12 59.01
Position (Dec):-60° 47' 20.31"
Field of view:34.34 x 24.11 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical
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BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
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WFI
Optical
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Optical
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