The globular star cluster Messier 4

This image from the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory shows the spectacular globular star cluster Messier 4. This great ball of ancient stars is one of the closest of such stellar systems to the Earth and appears in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion) close to the bright red star Antares.

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ESO

Acknowledgement: ESO Imaging Survey 

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1235a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Sht 5, 2012, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1235
Përmasat:7982 x 7712 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:M 4, Messier 4, NGC 6121
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distanca:7000 vite dritë
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):16 23 35.05
Position (Dec):-26° 30' 52.37"
Field of view:31.68 x 30.61 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
B
456 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optik
V
540 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infra të kuqe
I
784 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI