Globular Cluster NGC 6397

This is an image of the globular cluster NGC 6397, one of the nearest and densest agglomerations of stars to Earth. The cluster is located 7.200 light-years away in the southern constellation Ara, and is one of 150 such objects which orbit our Milky Way Galaxy.

Credit:

Guido de Marchi, ESA, F. Paresce and NASA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9441d
Type:Observation
Release date:17 October 1994, 18:00
Size:763 x 749 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6397
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
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Distance:9000 light years

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