The colourful star cluster NGC 3590

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eso_eso1416a May 21st, 2014

Credit: ESO/G. Beccari

This colourful new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the star cluster NGC 3590. These stars shine brightly in front of a dramatic landscape of dark patches of dust and richly hued clouds of glowing gas. This small stellar gathering gives astronomers clues about how these stars form and evolve as well as giving hints about the structure of our galaxy's pinwheeling arms.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1416a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei Mnchen, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 3590
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 12m 59.0s
DEC = -60° 47’ 20.3”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
34.3 x 24.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_red MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (H-alpha) -
Arrow_left_green MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_red None (None) Optical -
Arrow_left_luminosity None (None) Optical -
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ID
eso1416a
Subject Category
B.3.6.4  
Subject Name
NGC 3590
Credits
ESO/G. Beccari
Release Date
2014-05-21T12:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1416a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, None, None
Instrument
WFI, WFI, WFI, WFI, None, None
Color Assignment
Blue, Red, Green, Blue, Red, Luminosity
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, H-alpha, V, R, -, -
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
168.245879, -60.788976
Reference Dimension
8658.0, 6079.0
Reference Pixel
3507.56475617, 2508.82270878
Scale
-6.609861e-05, 6.609861e-05
Rotation
0.10450644360
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 Mnchen
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1416a
Metadata Date
2018-10-04T11:45:03.571650
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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