Wide-field image of Westerlund 2 (ground-based image)

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esahubble_heic1509b April 23rd, 2015

Credit: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows star cluster Westerlund 2 and its surroundings. A new image of Westerlund 2 was released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1509b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Westerlund 2
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Binary
Star > Grouping > Cluster
Nebula > Appearance > Emission > H II Region
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 23m 43.2s
DEC = -57° 48’ 43.0”
Orientation
North is 3.1° CCW
Field of View
1.4 x 1.2 degrees
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_orange Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) 649.0 nm
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (I) 825.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_cyan
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ID
heic1509b
Subject Category
B.3.6.1   B.3.6.4   B.4.2.1.1  
Subject Name
Westerlund 2
Credits
NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Release Date
2015-04-23T15:15:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1509b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Orange, Cyan
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, I
Central Wavelength
649, 825
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
155.929977788, -57.8119455549
Reference Dimension
4981.0, 4310.0
Reference Pixel
2490.5, 2155.0
Scale
-0.000280159563784, 0.000280159563784
Rotation
3.0600000000000009
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
heic1509b
Metadata Date
2015-02-16T15:02:36+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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There is no distance meta data in this image.