Trio of Images of the Arches Cluster

These images of the Arches cluster, taken by three different telescopes, reveal progressively more detail in the tightly packed collection of about 2,000 stars. The Arches is the densest star cluster in our Milky Way Galaxy and resides in our galaxy's crowded core.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, D. Figer (STScI); [Middle] - G. Serabyn (JPL), D. Shupe (Caltech) and D. Figer (STScI); [Right] - NASA, ESA and D. Figer (STScI

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0505d
Type:Collage
Release date:9 March 2005, 20:00
Size:1854 x 768 px

About the Object

Name:Arches Star Cluster
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
Distance:25000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Pa-alpha
1.87 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Near-IR
2.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

Notes: The left and middle images in this composition were captured by the ground-based Lick 3-m telescope and Keck telescope, repectively. The final image is from the Hubble Space Telescope.


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