Wide-field view of the bright star clusters Messier 47 and Messier 46

This wide-field image shows part of the constellation of Puppis (The Poop). This region of the sky includes some bright star clusters, chief amongst them Messier 47, in the centre, and its contrasting sister cluster Messier 46, near the left-hand edge, which is richer in stars but more distant. This picture was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1441c
Type:Observation
Release date:17 December 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1441
Size:10505 x 10480 px

About the Object

Name:M 47
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Puppis
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 36 35.11
Position (Dec):-14° 28' 55.50"
Field of view:176.47 x 176.05 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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