The star cluster Westerlund 1

This image of the young star cluster Westerlund 1 was taken with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. Although most stars in the cluster are hot blue supergiants, they appear reddish in this image as they are seen through interstellar dust and gas.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1034c
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:18 augustus 2010 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1415, eso1034
Grootte:1261 x 1261 px

Over het object

Naam:Westerlund 1
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Afstand:15000 lichtjaren
Constellation:Ara
Categorie:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 47 4.02
Position (Dec):-45° 51' 5.46"
Field of view:5.00 x 5.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Optisch
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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