Hint of planet-sized drifters bewilders Hubble scientists (ground-based view)

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esahubble_heic0107c June 27th, 2001

Credit: N.A.Sharp, REU program/AURA/NOAO/NSF

This is a ground-based view of the globular cluster M22 made from CCD images taken in June 1995 at the Burrell Schmidt telescope of the Warner and Swasey Observatory of the Case Western Reserve University, located on Kitt Peak in Southwestern Arizona, USA.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0107c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Messier 22 NGC 6656
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Grouping » Cluster » Globular
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 36m 23.9s
DEC = -23° 54’ 11.8”
Orientation
North is 1.9° CCW
Field of View
34.7 x 26.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Sagittarius
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ID
heic0107c
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.2  
Subject Name
Messier 22, NGC 6656
Credits
N.A.Sharp, REU program/AURA/NOAO/NSF
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0107c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.07599.x/full
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
T
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
279.099744948, -23.903275208
Reference Dimension
1024.0, 768.0
Reference Pixel
512.0, 384.0
Scale
-0.000564437664795, 0.000564437664795
Rotation
1.9400000000000004
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.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
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0107c
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:04:45+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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