Globular Cluster in the Andromeda Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope has captured a view of a globular cluster called G1, a large, bright ball of light in the centre of the photograph consisting of at least 300, 000 old stars.

Credit:

Michael Rich, Kenneth Mighell, and James D. Neill (Columbia University), and Wendy Freedman (Carnegie Observatories), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9611a
Type:Observation
Release date:24 April 1996, 06:00
Size:573 x 573 px

About the Object

Name:Mayall II
Type:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:2 million light years
Constellation:Andromeda
Category:Star Clusters

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 32 46.56
Position (Dec):39° 34' 40.60"
Field of view:0.43 x 0.43 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 79.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
1.042 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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