VISTA view of the newly discovered open star cluster VVV CL003 beyond the galactic centre

 

This image from VISTA is a tiny part of the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) survey that is systematically studying the central parts of the Milky Way in infrared light. At the centre of the picture lies the open star cluster VVV CL003. This newly discovered cluster, which appears as just an inconspicuous concentration of faint stars at the centre of the picture, is the first ever found on the other side of the centre of the Milky Way from the Earth.

Kredit:

 

ESO/D. Minniti/VVV Team

O snímku

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Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:19. října 2011 12:00
Související články:eso1141
Velikost:1759 x 1761 px

O objektu

Jméno:VVV CL003
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Kategorie:Star Clusters

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Position (RA):17 38 54.50
Position (Dec):-29° 54' 23.98"
Field of view:5.00 x 5.01 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 32.2° pravá od svislé osy