Hint of planet-sized drifters bewilders Hubble scientists (ground-based view)

This is a ground-based view of the globular cluster M22 made from CCD images taken in June 1995 at the Burrell Schmidt telescope of the Warner and Swasey Observatory of the Case Western Reserve University, located on Kitt Peak in Southwestern Arizona, USA.


N.A.Sharp, REU program/AURA/NOAO/NSF

About the Image

Release date:27 June 2001, 15:00
Related releases:heic0107
Size:1024 x 768 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 22, NGC 6656
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:10000 light years
Category:Star Clusters

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Position (RA):18 36 23.94
Position (Dec):-23° 54' 11.79"
Field of view:34.68 x 26.01 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.9° left of vertical

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