Wide-field view of the sky around the bright star cluster IC 4651

This wide-field view of the sky around the cluster IC 4651 was created from photographic material forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The cluster itself is the clump of faint stars in the central part of the picture. The bright star at the left is Alpha Arae, one of the brightest stars in the constellation of Ara (The Altar).

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1534c
Type:Observation
Release date:19 August 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1534
Size:8760 x 9252 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 57.81
Position (Dec):-49° 56' 51.19"
Field of view:147.42 x 155.70 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.3° right of vertical

Colours & filters

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

 

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