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

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1141c
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:19 Ekim 2011 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1141
Boyut:1759 x 1761 px

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Adı:VVV CL003
Tür:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):17 38 54.50
Position (Dec):-29° 54' 23.98"
Field of view:5.00 x 5.01 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 32.2° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

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1.1 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
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