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Visible Light View of the GLIMPSE-C01 Region
Ssc2004 16a2

Credit: NASA/DSS

Observation • October 12th, 2004 • ssc2004-16a2

ssc2004-16a2

This visible light image shows the region in which NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope revealed a globular cluster (GLIMPSE-C01) previously hidden in the dusty plane of our Milky Way galaxy.

About the Object

Name
GLIMPSE-C01
Type
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Globular
Distance
10,000 Light Years

Color Mapping

Band Wavelength Telescope
Optical 440 nm DSS
Optical 700 nm DSS

Astrometrics

Position (J2000)
RA =18h 48m 49.1s
Dec = -1° 29' 48.2"
Field of View
6.0 x 6.0 arcminutes
Orientation
North is 63.3° left of vertical