VISTA view of the newly discovered globular cluster VVV CL001 and its brighter companion

 

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. On the right lies the globular star cluster UKS 1 and on the left lies a much less conspicuous new discovery, VVV CL001 — a previously unknown globular, one of just 160 known globular clusters in the Milky Way at the time of writing. The new globular appears as a faint grouping of stars about 25% of the width of the image from the left edge, and about 60% of the way from bottom to top.

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ESO/D. Minniti/VVV Team

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1141a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:19 Ekim 2011 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1141
Boyut:3101 x 1401 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:UKS 1, VVV CL001, VVV CL002, VVV CL003
Tür:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Position (RA):17 54 37.17
Position (Dec):-24° 4' 51.34"
Field of view:17.64 x 7.97 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 59.7° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
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1.1 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
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1.6 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
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K
2.2 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

 

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