Globular Cluster M4 - HST/WFPC2 Image

In this image, a Pulsar with Companion in Globular Cluster is visible. M4 is roughly 5,600 light-years (1,720 parsecs) from the Earth.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0319d
Type:Observation
Release date:10 July 2003, 20:00
Size:546 x 546 px

About the Object

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

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 23 38.28
Position (Dec):-26° 31' 54.47"
Field of view:0.30 x 0.30 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 55.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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