Detailed analysis of dense star clusters

The stars marked with circles in the image are estimated to be more than 100 times the mass of the Sun. The line drawn near the bottom of the black and white image shows one arcsecond on the sky, which is a typical resolution limit for ground-based telescopes. The HST can resolve individual stars within one tenth of an arcsecond of sky, allowing detailed analysis of dense star clusters like R136.

Credit:

WFPC2 Science Team and NASA/NOAO

About the Image

Id:noao9802b
Type:Collage
Release date:Jan. 7, 1998
Related releases:noao9802
Size:1344 x 1348 px

About the Object

Name:WR 136
Category:Star Clusters

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