VISTA view of the newly discovered open star cluster VVV CL003 beyond the galactic centre

 

This image from VISTA is a tiny part of the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) survey that is systematically studying the central parts of the Milky Way in infrared light. At the centre of the picture lies the open star cluster VVV CL003. This newly discovered cluster, which appears as just an inconspicuous concentration of faint stars at the centre of the picture, is the first ever found on the other side of the centre of the Milky Way from the Earth.

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ESO/D. Minniti/VVV Team

O slici

Id:eso1141c
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:19. oktobar 2011. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1141
Veličina:1759 x 1761 px

O objektu

Naziv:VVV CL003
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Kategorija:Star Clusters

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Koordinate

Position (RA):17 38 54.50
Position (Dec):-29° 54' 23.98"
Field of view:5.00 x 5.01 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 32.2°desno od vertikale