Globular Star Cluster M14

This pair of images of a region in the globular star cluster M-14, (located 70,000 light-years away) clearly demonstrate the high spatial resolution of NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, as compared to the view from a ground-based telescope.

The image on the left, taken with the 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, has a resolution of 1.5 arc seconds. The image on the right, taken with European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard HST, yields stellar diameters of 0.08 arc second.

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9012a
Type:Simulation
Release date:14 October 1990, 05:00
Size:1900 x 1108 px

About the Object

Name:M 14, Messier 14, NGC 6402
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
Distance:35000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
342 nm Hubble Space Telescope
FOC
Optical
B
430 nm Hubble Space Telescope
FOC

Notes: The image on the left, taken with the 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.


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