The colourful star cluster NGC 3532

The MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile captured this richly colourful view of the bright star cluster NGC 3532. Some of the stars still shine with a hot bluish colour, but many of the more massive ones have become red giants and glow with a rich orange hue.

Credit:

ESO/G. Beccari

About the Image

Id:eso1439a
Type:Observation
Release date:26 November 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1439
Size:8652 x 8361 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3532
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Distance:1300 light years
Constellation:Carina
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 5 35.21
Position (Dec):-58° 44' 2.31"
Field of view:34.34 x 33.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrared
I
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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