The star cluster Messier 47

This spectacular image of the star cluster Messier 47 was taken using the Wide Field Imager camera, installed on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. This young open cluster is dominated by a sprinkling of brilliant blue stars but also contains a few contrasting red giant stars.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1441a
Type:Observation
Release date:17 December 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1441
Size:8628 x 8324 px

About the Object

Name:M 47
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Puppis
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 36 21.01
Position (Dec):-14° 29' 36.59"
Field of view:34.22 x 33.02 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

 

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