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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Auðkenni:ngc3201
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Jan 17, 2018, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1802
Stærð:2014 x 1618 px

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Nafn:NGC 3201
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Fjarlægð:15000 ljósár
Constellation:Vela
Flokkur:Star Clusters

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Position (RA):10 17 36.86
Position (Dec):-46° 24' 45.31"
Field of view:15.96 x 12.82 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Innrautt
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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