The rich star cluster IC 4651

This rich view of a tapestry of colourful stars was captured by the Wide Field Imager (WFI) camera, on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It shows a open cluster of stars known as IC 4651, a stellar grouping that lies at in the constellation of Ara (The Altar).

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1534a
Type:Observation
Release date:19 August 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1534
Size:8474 x 8465 px

About the Object

Name:IC 4651
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Distance:3000 light years
Constellation:Ara
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 24 40.56
Position (Dec):-49° 54' 56.56"
Field of view:33.63 x 33.59 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

 

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