Astronomers Spot Evidence for Colliding Planet Embryos in Famous Star Cluster

Color composite image of the Pleiades star cluster and surrounding region produced by Inseok Song of the Spitzer Science Center. The image was created by combining B, R and I band images from individual second generation Digital Sky Survey images into blue, green and red image layers, respectively. The location of HD 23514 is shown by the yellow arrow. Inset artwork (lower right) is same as in Figure 1.

Credit:

Inseok Song/Digital Sky Survey, inset: Gemini Observatory/Lynette Cook

About the Image

Id:gemini0707b
Type:Observation
Release date:Nov. 14, 2007, 8 p.m.
Related releases:gemini0707
Size:4405 x 4405 px

About the Object

Name:HD 23514, Pleiades
Constellation:Taurus
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 47 55.33
Position (Dec):24° 27' 44.60"
Field of view:165.17 x 165.14 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
B
479 nmDigitized Sky Survey
Optical
R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey
Optical
I
825 nmDigitized Sky Survey