Messier 4 (M4) globular cluster

Globular cluster Messier 4 (M4, or NGC 6121) in the constellation Scorpius as imaged by the ESO Schmidt Telescope on La Silla.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:m4
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:7310 x 6941 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 4
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:5500 light years
Constellation:Scorpius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 23 35.25
Position (Dec):-26° 31' 32.72"
Field of view:86.87 x 82.46 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.9° right of vertical

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OpticalESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope

 

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