The unusual cluster Terzan 5

Peering through the thick dust clouds of the galactic bulge an international team of astronomers has revealed the unusual mix of stars in the stellar cluster known as Terzan 5. The new results indicate that Terzan 5 is in fact one of the bulge's primordial building blocks, most likely the relic of the very early days of the Milky Way.

This image is from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit:

ESO/F. Ferraro

About the Image

Id:eso1630b
Type:Observation
Release date:7 September 2016, 16:00
Related releases:eso1630
Size:4002 x 1958 px

About the Object

Name:Terzan 5
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 48 4.91
Position (Dec):-24° 46' 44.61"
Field of view:3.33 x 1.63 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
J
1.25 μmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3

 

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