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.
About the Image
|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|
• Star Clusters Images/Videos
|Distance:||25000 light years|
Colours & filters
|1.1 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|1.6 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|1.87 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|2.05 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|
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.