Average Spectra of the Blue and Red Population Stars

Average spectra of the blue and red stellar populations in the globular cluster Omega Centauri. Each spectrum represents an average of spectra of 17 individual stars and a total of 204 hours of exposure time with the FLAMES instrument on the Very Large Telescope. The spectral lines of some elements are indicated. Differences between the two spectra are easily noticeable; a detailed analysis shows that the "blue" spectra correspond to a greater content of heavier elements than the "red" spectra. (VLT KUEYEN and FLAMES)

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About the Image

Id:eso0509c
Type:Chart
Release date:15 March 2005
Related releases:eso0509
Size:2887 x 1317 px

About the Object

Name:Omega Centauri
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:17000 light years

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442 nm Very Large Telescope
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