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VISTA view of the newly discovered globular cluster VVV CL002 close to the centre of the Milky Way

 

This image from VISTA is a tiny part of the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) survey that is systematically studying the central parts of the Milky Way in infrared light. In the centre lies the faint newly found globular star cluster, VVV CL002. This previously unknown globular, which appears as an inconspicuous concentration of faint stars near the centre of the picture, lies close to the centre of the Milky Way.

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ESO/D. Minniti/VVV Team

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About the Image

Id:eso1141b
Language:en-ie
Type:Observation
Release date:19 October 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1141
Size:1763 x 1761 px

About the Object

Name:VVV CL002
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters

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BandWavelengthTelescope
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1.1 μm Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
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1.6 μm Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
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2.2 μm Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

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