The globular cluster NGC 3201

Colour-composite image of the globular cluster NGC 3201, obtained with the WFI instrument on the ESO/MPG 2.2-m telescope at La Silla. Globular clusters are large aggregates of stars, that can contain up to millions of stars. They are among the oldest objects observed in the Universe and were presumably formed at about the same time as the Milky Way Galaxy, in the early phase after the Big Bang. This particular globular cluster is located about 16 000 light-years away towards the Southern Vela constellation. The data were obtained as part of the ESO Imaging Survey (EIS), a public survey being carried out by ESO and member states, in preparation for the VLT First Light.

The original image and astronomical data can be retrieved from the EIS Pre-Flames Survey Data Release pages, where many other nice images are also available.

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Kuvasta

Tunnistus:ngc3201
Tyyppi:Havainto
Julkaisupäivä:17. tammikuuta 2018 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1802
Koko:2014 x 1618 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:NGC 3201
Tyyppi:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Etäisyys:15000 valovuotta
Constellation:Vela
Kategoria:Star Clusters

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Koordinaatit

Position (RA):10 17 36.86
Position (Dec):-46° 24' 45.31"
Field of view:15.96 x 12.82 arcminutes
Suuntaus:Pohjoinen on 0.1° vasen pystysuuntaan nähden

Värit ja suotimet

KaistaTeleskooppi
Optinen
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optinen
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrapuna
I
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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