NGC 6325

Telescope: Hubble Space Telescope, 2.4m Reflector, 57.6m FL
Camera: Wide Field Camera 3 (Ultraviolet and visible light channels), about 3' x 3' field of view, 4096 x 4096 pixels
Exposure: 1305 seconds F438W(blue), 255 seconds F555W(red), synthetic green. Processed with PixInsight.
Image Center (J2000): RA17h 17m, Dec -23° 45'

Small globular cluster embedded in crowded star field and heavily obscured by dust, 8° from the galactic plane near the Dark Nebula LDN 28. The majority of the stars in NGC 6325 are yellow-white fusing hydrogen. Older blue stars are fusing helium and emit much of their light in ultraviolet. Images taken in 2010 as part of a study of high concentration globular clusters.


Hubble Archive files:

Red: hst_11628_04_wfc3_uvis_f438w_sci.fits
Green: synthetic
Blue: hst_11628_04_wfc3_uvis_f555w_sci.fits
NGC 6325, Small globular cluster embedded in crowded star field and heavily obscured by dust, 8° from the galactic plane near the Dark Nebula LDN 28. The majority of the stars in NGC 6325 are yellow-white fusing hydrogen. Older blue stars are fusing helium and emit much of their light in ultraviolet. Images taken in 2010 as part of a study of high concentration globular clusters.