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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O zdjęciu

Identyfikator:ngc3201
Typ:Obserwacje
Data publikacji:17 stycznia 2018 12:00
Powiązane komunikaty:eso1802
Rozmiar:2014 x 1618 px

O obiekcie

Nazwa:NGC 3201
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Odległość:15000 lat świetlnych
Constellation:Vela
Kategoria:Star Clusters

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Pozycja (RA):10 17 36.86
Pozycja (Dec):-46° 24' 45.31"
Pole widzenia:15.96 x 12.82 arcminutes
Orientacja:North is 0.1° lewo of vertical

 

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