Dazzling diamonds of Trumpler 14

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esahubble_heic1601a January 21st, 2016

Credit: NASA & ESA, Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Centro de Astrobiología, CSIC-INTA, Spain)

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features the star cluster Trumpler 14. One of the largest gatherings of hot, massive and bright stars in the Milky Way, this cluster houses some of the most luminous stars in our entire galaxy. The prominent dark patch, close to the centre of the cluster is a so called Bok globule: this is an isolated and relatively small dark nebula, containing dense dust and gas. These objects are still subjects of intense research as their structure and density remains somewhat a mystery.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1601a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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
Arrow_left_purple Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (Z) 850.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (R) 658.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 550.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_purple
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
heic1601a
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.1  
Subject Name
Trumpler 14
Credits
NASA & ESA, Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Centro de Astrobiología, CSIC-INTA, Spain)
Release Date
2016-01-21T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1601a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Simbad
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Purple, Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Z, R, V, B
Central Wavelength
850, 658, 550, 435
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)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1601a
Metadata Date
2019-01-14T12:30:47+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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