The star cluster Messier 18 and its surroundings

The small smattering of bright blue stars upper left of centre in this huge 615 megapixel ESO image is the perfect cosmic laboratory in which to study the life and death of stars. Known as Messier 18 this open star cluster contains stars that formed together from the same massive cloud of gas and dust. This image was captured by the OmegaCAM camera attached to the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) located at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

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Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1628a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Gus 10, 2016, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1628
Përmasat:30577 x 20108 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Messier 18
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):18 17 51.10
Position (Dec):-17° 19' 44.98"
Field of view:109.10 x 71.75 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.1° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
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480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
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625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
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770 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
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852 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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