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 picture is from the Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics Demonstrator (MAD), a prototype adaptive optics system used to demonstrate the feasibility of different techniques in the framework of the E-ELT and the second generation VLT Instruments. The star colours are from the Hubble image of the same star field.

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ESO/F. Ferraro

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1630a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Sht 7, 2016, 16:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1630
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Rreth objektit

Emri:Terzan 5
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):17 48 4.85
Position (Dec):-24° 46' 55.54"
Field of view:0.95 x 0.56 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 90.2° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
V
606 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optik
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infra të kuqe
K
Very Large Telescope
MAD

 

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