The globular cluster NGC 3201

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eso_ngc3201 January 17th, 2018

Credit: ESO

Colour-composite image of the globular cluster NGC 3201, obtained with the WFI instrument on the ESO/MPG 2.2-m telescope at La Silla. Globular clusters are large aggregates of stars, that can contain up to millions of stars. They are among the oldest objects observed in the Universe and were presumably formed at about the same time as the Milky Way Galaxy, in the early phase after the Big Bang. This particular globular cluster is located about 16 000 light-years away towards the Southern Vela constellation. The data were obtained as part of the ESO Imaging Survey (EIS), a public survey being carried out by ESO and member states, in preparation for the VLT First Light. The original image and astronomical data can be retrieved from the EIS Pre-Flames Survey Data Release pages, where many other nice images are also available.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/ngc3201/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 3201
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Globular
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 17m 36.9s
DEC = -46° 24’ 45.3”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
16.0 x 12.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Vela

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red MPG-2.2m (WFI) Infrared (I) -
Green MPG-2.2m (WFI) Optical (V) -
Blue MPG-2.2m (WFI) Optical (B) -
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ID
ngc3201
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.2  
Subject Name
NGC 3201
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2018-01-17T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/ngc3201/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Instrument
WFI, WFI, WFI
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, V, B
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
154.403604, -46.412586
Reference Dimension
2014.0, 1618.0
Reference Pixel
980.812004569, 925.82477493
Scale
-0.00013210242, 0.00013210242
Rotation
0.08490710013
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
ngc3201
Metadata Date
2008-08-21T09:10:07+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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