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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ESO

O slici

Id:eso1628a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:10. avgust 2016. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1628
Veličina:30577 x 20108 px

O objektu

Naziv:Messier 18
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategorija:Star Clusters

Formati slika

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6,1 MB

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Koordinate

Position (RA):18 17 51.10
Position (Dec):-17° 19' 44.98"
Field of view:109.10 x 71.75 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.1°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
G
480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optički
R
625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optički
I
770 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optički
NB
852 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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