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Visible/infrared comparison views of the newly discovered globular cluster VVV CL001

 

This picture shows a comparison of the view of the newly discovered globular cluster VVV CL001 in visible (upper) and infrared light (lower). The infrared view, from the VISTA telescope, shows the new cluster very clearly for the first time and allows many of the component stars to be studied. The visible-light version was created from photographs taken through blue, red and infrared filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The better-known and brighter globular cluster UKS 1 appears on the right.

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ESO/D. Minniti/VVV Team and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

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About the Image

Id:eso1141d
Language:en-ie
Type:Observation
Release date:19 October 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1141
Size:3168 x 2906 px

About the Object

Name:UKS 1, VVV CL001
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrared
K
2.2 μm Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Optical Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+R)
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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