The massive compact star cluster in NGC 3603 and its surroundings

This view of the rich star formation region NGC 3603 and its massive compact central star cluster was taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The region that was studied in detail to detect the motion of stars within the cluster is shown as a box.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

About the Image

Id:heic1009c
Type:Observation
Release date:31 May 2010, 16:00
Related releases:heic1009
Size:3885 x 3904 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3603
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Distance:20000 light years
Constellation:Carina

Image Formats

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Screensize JPEG
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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 15 8.70
Position (Dec):-61° 15' 44.43"
Field of view:3.24 x 3.26 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 61.5° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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