Wide-field view of the open star cluster Messier 67

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eso_eso1402c January 15th, 2014

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This wide-field image of the sky around the old open star cluster Messier 67 was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The cluster appears as a rich grouping of stars at the centre of the picture. Messier 67 contains stars that are all about the same age, and have the same chemical composition, as the Sun.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1402c/

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
Messier 67
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Grouping » Cluster » Open
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 8h 51m 20.1s
DEC = 11° 48’ 42.6”
Orientation
North is 0.3° CW
Field of View
1.9 x 2.0 degrees
Constellation
Cancer

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_orange Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Infrared (I) -
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ID
eso1402c
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.1  
Subject Name
Messier 67
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1402c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, R, I
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
132.833905, 11.811836
Reference Dimension
6763.0, 7079.0
Reference Pixel
3373.41154499, 3575.4526533
Scale
-0.00027969072, 0.00027969072
Rotation
-0.31568961698
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
eso1402c
Metadata Date
2013-10-31T10:28:13+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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