White Dwarf Stars in Globular Cluster NGC 6397

Image showing the very crowded sky field of the globular cluster NGC 6397, with some candidate White Dwarf stars indicated by red squares. This photo was obtained with the WPFC2 camera onboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The image sharpness is about 0.1 arcsec and the "crosses" around the brighter stars are optical artifacts from the telescope optics. The field shown measures 1.3 x 1.3 arcmin 2.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9953a
Type:Observation
Release date:16 December 1999
Related releases:eso9953
Size:736 x 733 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6397
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:9000 light years

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