The globular star cluster NGC 6752

This image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the globular star cluster NGC 6752 in the southern constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). Studies of this cluster using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have unexpectedly revealed that many of the stars do not undergo mass-loss at the end of their lives.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1323a
Type:Observation
Release date:29 May 2013, 19:00
Related releases:eso1323
Size:8221 x 8023 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6752
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:14000 light years
Constellation:Pavo

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 10 52.07
Position (Dec):-59° 59' 4.15"
Field of view:32.60 x 31.82 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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