Globular cluster NGC 6752

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a part of the globular cluster NGC 6752. The observations were made to study white dwarfs within it and to use these stars to measure the age of the globular cluster.

Analysing the data, astronomers discovered a previously unknown galaxy behind the globular cluster. The galaxy, nicknamed Bedin 1, is visible as a collection of faint stars at the top left of the image.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, Bedin et al.

About the Image

Id:heic1903c
Type:Observation
Release date:31 January 2019, 16:00
Related releases:heic1903
Size:8583 x 8070 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6752
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Constellation:Pavo
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 10 30.04
Position (Dec):-59° 54' 30.83"
Field of view:3.56 x 3.35 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 47.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
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606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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