Globular star cluster M3

Globular star cluster M3

R614/0242 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 7.3MB

Downloadable file size: 1.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NOAO/AURA/NSF/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: This image may not be used to state or imply NOAO endorsement of any company or product

Caption: M3 globular star cluster (NGC 5272). Globular star clusters are large, densely-packed balls of old stars. M3 contains over 500,000 stars and is about 160 light years across. Globular star clusters form a spherical halo around the Milky Way Galaxy, which includes M3 at a distance of around 100,000 light years in the constellation Canes Venatici. This is a combined mid-ultraviolet (MUV, B-band) and near-infrared (Z-band) image taken by the WIYN Tip-Tilt Module (WTTM) on the 3.5-metre telescope at Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA, on 22 March 2003.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: adaptive optics, astronomical, astronomy, b-band, canes venatici, cosmology, globular, infrared, kitt peak, kpno, m3, march 2003, mid-ultraviolet, muv, near-infrared, ngc 5272, old, science, space, star cluster, stars, stellar, tip-tilt module, ultraviolet, universe, wiyn, wttm, z-band

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.