Small region of ACS field reveals faint white dwarfs

A blow up of view of a small region of the Advanced Camera for Surveys field reveals very faint white dwarfs. The hotter dwarfs are 4 billion years old and the cooler dwarfs that are 6 billion years old.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and L. Bedin (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0825d
Type:Observation
Release date:10 July 2008, 15:00
Size:1434 x 926 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6791
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
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Distance:13000 light years
Constellation:Sagittarius

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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