Wide-field view of the sky around the cluster NGC 6604

This visible-light wide-field image of the region around the star cluster NGC 6604 was created from photographs taken through blue, red and infrared filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The star cluster appears close to the centre, as a knot of bright stars. This view shows the rich landscape of gas and dust clouds surrounding the cluster. The field of view is approximately 2.9 degrees across.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1218c
Type:Observation
Release date:25 April 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1218
Size:10516 x 8533 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6604
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:5500 light years
Constellation:Serpens Cauda

Image Formats

Large JPEG
104.9 MB
Screensize JPEG
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1600x1200
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1920x1200
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2048x1536
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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 18 2.92
Position (Dec):-12° 14' 31.01"
Field of view:176.43 x 143.18 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
B+R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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