Young stars in the open star cluster NGC 2547

This image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows the bright open star cluster NGC 2547. Between the bright stars, far away in the background of the image, many remote galaxies can be seen, some with clearly spiral shapes.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1316a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 March 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1316
Size:6980 x 7494 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2547
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Distance:1500 light years
Constellation:Vela
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 10 25.73
Position (Dec):-49° 10' 2.57"
Field of view:27.68 x 29.72 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

 

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