Globular Star Cluster M14
This pair of images of a region in the globular star cluster M-14, (located 70,000 light-years away) clearly demonstrate the high spatial resolution of NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, as compared to the view from a ground-based telescope.
The image on the left, taken with the 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, has a resolution of 1.5 arc seconds. The image on the right, taken with European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard HST, yields stellar diameters of 0.08 arc second.
About the Image
|Release date:||14 October 1990, 05:00|
|Size:||1900 x 1108 px|
About the Object
|Name:||M 14, Messier 14, NGC 6402|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular|
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|Distance:||35000 light years|
Colours & filters
|342 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|430 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
Notes: The image on the left, taken with the 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.