Globular Cluster NGC 6397

Image of globular cluster NGC 6397 in the constellation Ara (the Altar). The cluster is home to a highly unusual system consisting of a fast spinning pulsar and a bloated red companion star.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0608b
Type:Observation
Release date:17 August 2006, 20:00
Related releases:heic0608
Size:3750 x 5066 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6397
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
Distance:9000 light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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