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.

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Auðkenni:eso1034c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Ágú 18, 2010, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1415, eso1034
Stærð:1261 x 1261 px

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Nafn:Westerlund 1
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Fjarlægð:15000 ljósár
Constellation:Ara
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):16 47 4.02
Position (Dec):-45° 51' 5.46"
Field of view:5.00 x 5.00 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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