NGC 2477

Eso_perez-ngc_2477_1024

eso_perez-ngc_2477 April 16th, 2013

Credit: ESO/J.Pérez

NGC 2477 (also known asCaldwell 71) is anopen clusterin theconstellationPuppis. It contains about 300 stars,and was discovered byAbbe Lacaillein 1751. The cluster's age has been estimated at about 700 million years. NGC 2477 is a stunning cluster, almost as extensive in the sky as the full moon. It has been called "one of the top open clusters in the sky", like a highly-resolved globular cluster without the dense centre characteristic of globular clusters.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/perez-ngc_2477/

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
Caldwell 71 NGC 2477 Star cluster
Subject - Solar System
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Open
Eso_perez-ngc_2477_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 48m 45.8s
DEC = -38° 24’ 30.6”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
2.6 x 1.7 degrees
Constellation
Puppis
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ID
perez-ngc_2477
Subject Category
A.3.6.4.1  
Subject Name
Caldwell 71, NGC 2477, Star cluster
Credits
ESO/J.Pérez
Release Date
2013-04-16T13:52:47
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/perez-ngc_2477/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
117.190872573, -38.4084865166
Reference Dimension
4003.0, 2632.0
Reference Pixel
2001.0, 1316.0
Scale
-0.000661623261068, 0.000661623261068
Rotation
0.1
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
perez-ngc_2477
Metadata Date
2013-03-21T13:44:06+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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