Wide-field view of the bright star clusters Messier 47 and Messier 46

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eso_eso1441c December 17th, 2014

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

This wide-field image shows part of the constellation of Puppis (The Poop). This region of the sky includes some bright star clusters, chief amongst them Messier 47, in the centre, and its contrasting sister cluster Messier 46, near the left-hand edge, which is richer in stars but more distant. This picture was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1441c/

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
M 47
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Open
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 36m 35.1s
DEC = -14° 28’ 55.5”
Orientation
North is 0.3° CW
Field of View
2.9 x 2.9 degrees
Constellation
Puppis

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
eso1441c
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.1  
Subject Name
M 47
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2014-12-17T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1441c/
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
114.146282193, -14.482082097
Reference Dimension
10505.0, 10480.0
Reference Pixel
5252.0, 5240.0
Scale
-0.000279979848923, 0.000279979848923
Rotation
-0.34000000000000008
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
eso1441c
Metadata Date
2014-08-25T15:49:22+02:00
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.