Close Up of Ancient, White Dwarf Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

Stsci_2009-18k_1024

stsci_2009-18k April 21st, 2009

Credit: Credit for Hubble telescope photos: NASA and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)

A 2009 Hubble Space Telescope image of M4, NGC 6121.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2009/news-2009-18

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

Image Use Policy: http://hubblesite.org/copyright/

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M4 NGC 6121
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Globular
Star > Evolutionary Stage > White Dwarf

Distance

Universescale1
5,600 light years

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 16h 23m 35.4s
DEC = -26° 31’ 31.9”
Constellation
Scorpius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Grayscale Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (B) 336.0 nm
Grayscale Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Grayscale Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Grayscale
Grayscale
Grayscale
Stsci_2009-18k_1280
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ID
2009-18k
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.2   B.3.1.7  
Subject Name
M4, NGC 6121
Credits
Credit for Hubble telescope photos: NASA and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)
Release Date
2009-04-21T00:00:00
Lightyears
5,600
Redshift
5,600
Reference Url
https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2009/news-2009-18
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Distance in lightyears
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Grayscale, Grayscale, Grayscale
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, I
Central Wavelength
336, 555, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
Reference Value
245.89750000, -26.52552778
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
STScI
URL
http://hubblesite.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
3700 San Martin Drive
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
USA
Rights
http://hubblesite.org/copyright/
Publisher
STScI
Publisher ID
stsci
Resource ID
STSCI-H-p0918k-f-1024x1024.tif
Resource URL
https://mast.stsci.edu/api/latest/Download/file?uri=mast:OPO/product/STSCI-H-p0918k-f-1024x1024.tif
Related Resources
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/18
Metadata Date
2022-07-06T00:00:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
5,600 light years