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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 6397

Object Description:

Globular Cluster

Position (J2000):

R.A. 17h 40m 41s.36
Dec. -53° 40' 25".3

Constellation:

Ara

Distance:

8,200 light-years (2.5 kiloparsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is roughly 2 arcminutes (3.8 light-years or 1.2 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from the following proposals: 9313: K. Noll (STScI), A. Cool (SFSU) J. Anderson (Rice U.), I. King (U. Washington), L. Frattare, H. Bond, C. Christian, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, T. Royle (STScI); 7335: J. Grindlay (Harvard U.), A. Cool (SFSU), C. Bailyn (Yale U.), H. Cohn and P. Lugger (Indiana U.); and 5929: I. King (U. Washington), A. Cool (SFSU), C. Sosin (UCB), H. Cohn and P. Lugger (Indiana U.), J. Grindlay (Harvard U.), P. Callanan (UCC), and C. Bailyn (Yale U.). Significant contributions to the science were also made by A. Bolton (MIT), J. Taylor (Harvard U.), J. Anderson (UC Berkeley), and P. Edmonds (CfA).

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

March 6/7, 1996; April 3/4 1999; November 4, 2001

Exposure Time:

7 hours

Filters:

F336W(I), F439(B), F814W(U)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

August 7, 2003

Orientation/Scale: