Globular Cluster M4

This panoramic view of the globular cluster M4 was captured by The Kitt Peak National Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope in March 1995.

The cluster hosts some highly interesting white dwarfs that can be used to age-date the Universe.

Credit:

NOAO/AURA/NSF

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0210b
Type:Observation
Release date:24 April 2002, 19:00
Size:1900 x 1900 px

About the Object

Name:M 4, Messier 4, NGC 6121
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:5500 light years
Constellation:Scorpius
Category:Cosmology
Star Clusters

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 23 35.06
Position (Dec):-26° 31' 28.84"
Field of view:21.56 x 21.56 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.0° left of vertical

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