A Better View with Adaptive Optics into the Heart of a Globular Cluster

Globular cluster NGC 6496 observed with SAM. The image is about 3 arc minutes across. The enlarged sections of the cluster show the image with SOAR adaptive optics (AO) on and off.

Credit:

NOAO/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:noao1304a
Type:Collage
Release date:April 30, 2013
Related releases:noao1304
Size:881 x 718 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6496
Category:Star Clusters

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