Wide-field image of Westerlund 2 (ground-based image)

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows star cluster Westerlund 2 and its surroundings. A new image of Westerlund 2 was released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:heic1509b
Type:Observation
Release date:23 April 2015, 15:15
Related releases:heic1509
Size:4981 x 4310 px

About the Object

Name:Westerlund 2
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distance:20000 light years
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 23 43.19
Position (Dec):-57° 48' 43.00"
Field of view:83.73 x 72.45 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 3.1° left of vertical

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