August 17, 2016

The star cluster Messier 47

star cluster Messier 47

This spectacular image of the star cluster Messier 47 was taken using the Wide Field Imager camera, installed on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. This young open cluster is dominated by a sprinkling of brilliant blue stars but also contains a few contrasting red giant stars.

Image Credit: ESO

1 comment:

  1. I am ordering all the stars and planets to unite under my reign!