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 slici

Id:ngc3201
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:17. januar 2018. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1802
Veličina:2014 x 1618 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 3201
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Udaljenost:15000 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Vela
Kategorija:Star Clusters

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Koordinate

Position (RA):10 17 36.86
Position (Dec):-46° 24' 45.31"
Field of view:15.96 x 12.82 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.1°levo od vertikale

 

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