VISTA infrared image of the globular star cluster Messier 55

This striking view of the globular star cluster Messier 55 in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer) was obtained in infrared light with the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. This vast ball of ancient stars is located at a distance of about 17 000 light-years from Earth.

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ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Maj 9, 2012, 12:00 CEST
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Emri:Messier 55
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distanca:17000 vite dritë
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Position (RA):19 39 59.74
Position (Dec):-30° 57' 53.04"
Field of view:17.05 x 17.05 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° majtas vertikales