NGC1850 as seen with the Very Large Telescope and Hubble

This image shows NGC1850, a cluster of thousands of stars roughly 160 000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a Milky Way neighbour. The reddish filaments surrounding the cluster, made of vast clouds of hydrogen, are believed to be the remnants of supernova explosions. 

The image is an overlay of observations conducted in visible light with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The VLT captured the wide field of the image and the filaments, while the central cluster was imaged by the HST.  

Among many stars, this cluster is home to a black hole 11 times as massive as the Sun and to a five-solar-mass star orbiting it. By looking at the star’s orbit, a team of astronomers were able to infer the presence of the black hole, making it the first small black hole outside of our galaxy to be found this way. For this discovery, the team used the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument at the VLT.

Припис:

ESO, NASA/ESA/R. Gilmozzi/S. Casertano, J. Schmidt

Про зображення

ID:eso2116b
Тип:Спостереження
Дата релізу [date]:11 листопада 2021 р. 13:00
Пов'язані релізи:eso2116
Розмір:3097 x 3093 px

Про об’єкт

Назва:NGC 1850
Тип:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Constellation:Dorado
Категорія:Star Clusters

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Position (RA):5 8 46.19
Position (Dec):-68° 45' 39.77"
Field of view:6.80 x 6.79 arcminutes
Орієнтація:Північ на 33.2° права від вертикалі

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B
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
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B
439 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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V
555 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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V
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
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r
675 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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v
569 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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i
791 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Оптичний
H-alpha
656 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2