Wide-field view of the newly discovered globular cluster VVV CL001

This wide-field image of the very rich region around the newly discovered globular cluster VVV CL001 and its brighter companion UKS 1 was created from photographs taken through blue, red and infrared filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The globular star clusters are close to the centre of this picture, but are almost totally invisible in this view. The field of view is approximately 2.8 degrees across.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1141e
Language:en-ie
Type:Observation
Release date:19 October 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1141
Size:10422 x 10514 px

About the Object

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

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 54 41.93
Position (Dec):-24° 0' 55.27"
Field of view:175.38 x 176.92 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+R)
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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