Saturday, February 8, 2014


Image Credit: P. Vaisanen/T. Koen/S. Crawford, SALT Foundation
NGC 2808 is one of the oldest known globular clusters in the Milky Way.   It is located in the constellation Carina and it is  31,000 light years away from the Earth.      The image is a composite image from SALTICAM of three images taken in the SDSS u,g,r filters and the black region in the center of the image is the gap between the two SALTICAM CCD chips. 

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