Region around black-hole system GRO J1655-40 (ground-based image)

Four-degree field is centred on the black-hole system GRO J1655-40. The image is from the Digitized Sky Survey II.

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Digitized Sky Survey

About the Image

Id:heic0211f
Type:Observation
Release date:18 November 2002, 15:00
Related releases:heic0211
Size:2750 x 3291 px

About the Object

Name:GRO J1655-40
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Distance:5500 light years
Constellation:Scorpius
Category:Quasars and Black Holes
Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 53 59.22
Position (Dec):-39° 51' 40.85"
Field of view:206.32 x 246.91 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
I
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

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