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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Auðkenni:eso1628a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Ágú 10, 2016, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1628
Stærð:30577 x 20108 px

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Nafn:Messier 18
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Sagittarius
Flokkur:Star Clusters

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Position (RA):18 17 51.10
Position (Dec):-17° 19' 44.98"
Field of view:109.10 x 71.75 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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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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