Wide-field view of the sky around the globular star cluster Messier 54

This visible-light wide-field image of the region around the globular star cluster Messier 54 was created from photographs forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The globular star cluster Messier 54 cluster appears at the centre.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1428c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 September 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1428
Size:8607 x 10618 px

About the Object

Name:M 54
Type:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:90000 light years
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Star Clusters

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 55 4.15
Position (Dec):-30° 28' 39.75"
Field of view:144.73 x 178.55 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
O-emulsion
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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