Globular cluster Fornax 1

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esahubble_heic1425c November 20th, 2014

Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Larsen (Radboud University, the Netherlands)

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the globular cluster Fornax 1 in the dwarf galaxy Fornax. New observations of this cluster and three others in the galaxy show that they are very similar to those found in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The finding is at odds with leading theories on how these clusters form in these theories, globular clusters should be nestled among large quantities of old stars and so the mystery of how these objects came to exist deepens. This clusters position within the galaxy is shown in image G.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1425c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Fornax 1 Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal (Galaxy)
Subject - Local Universe
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Globular
Galaxy > Size > Dwarf
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 2h 37m 2.0s
DEC = -34° 11’ 1.5”
Orientation
North is 101.4° CCW
Field of View
0.5 x 0.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Ultraviolet (U) 343.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
heic1425c
Subject Category
C.3.6.4.2   C.5.2.2  
Subject Name
Fornax 1, Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal (Galaxy)
Credits
NASA, ESA, S. Larsen (Radboud University, the Netherlands)
Release Date
2014-11-20T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1425c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2, WFC3
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Ultraviolet
Bandpass
I, V, U
Central Wavelength
814, 555, 343
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
39.2581320538, -34.1837637597
Reference Dimension
719.0, 704.0
Reference Pixel
359.5, 352.0
Scale
-1.2583271752230444E-05, 1.2583271752230444E-05
Rotation
101.42000000000006
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Position
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
heic1425c
Metadata Date
2014-09-29T09:58:13+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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