Hubble Unveils a Tapestry of Dazzling Diamond-Like Stars

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stsci_2016-03a January 21st, 2016

Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Maíz Apellániz (Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, Spain); Acknowledgment: N. Smith (University of Arizona)

Some of the Milky Way's "celebrity stars" — opulent, attention-getting, and short-lived — can be found in this Hubble Space Telescope image of the glittering star cluster called Trumpler 14. It is located 8,000 light-years away in the Carina Nebula, a huge star-formation region in our galaxy. Because the cluster is only 500,000 years old, it has one of the highest concentrations of massive, luminous stars in the entire Milky Way. Like some Hollywood celebrities, the stars will go out in a flash. Within just a few million years they will burn out and explode as supernovae. But the story's not over. The blast waves will trigger the formation of a new generation of stars inside the nebula in an ongoing cycle of star birth and death.

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Image Source: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2016/news-2016-03

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Trumpler 14
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Open
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 43m 53.5s
DEC = -59° 32’ 50.5”
Orientation
North is 31.0° CCW
Field of View
3.3 x 3.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (ACS/WFC) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Green Hubble (ACS/WFC) Optical (V) 550.0 nm
Red Hubble (ACS/WFC) Optical (H-alpha) 658.0 nm
Magenta Hubble (ACS/WFC) Optical (z) 850.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
Magenta
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ID
2016-03a
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.1  
Subject Name
Trumpler 14
Credits
NASA, ESA, and J. Maíz Apellániz (Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, Spain); Acknowledgment: N. Smith (University of Arizona)
Release Date
2016-01-21T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2016/news-2016-03
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Simbad
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Hubble
Instrument
ACS/WFC, ACS/WFC, ACS/WFC, ACS/WFC
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red, Magenta
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, H-alpha, z
Central Wavelength
435, 550, 658, 850
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
160.972904258, -59.5473627239
Reference Dimension
3906.0, 3906.0
Reference Pixel
1953.0, 1953.0
Scale
-1.38841953111e-05, 1.38841953111e-05
Rotation
30.999999999999975
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
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-p1603a-f-3906x3906.tif
Metadata Date
2021-12-13T17:26:39-05:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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