[NGC 6752]

Chandra X-ray Image of NGC 6752

[NGC 6752, CXO]

Chandra observations of globular cluster NGC 6752, along with others in a recent study, provide a crucial clue to the origin of so-called X-ray binary sources. The Chandra data suggest a link between rate of stellar encounters in globular clusters and the number of X-ray binary systems that exist there.

This observation of NGC 6752 (Obs. ID 948) was taken on May 15, 2000 for 8 hours with ACIS. The color is coded by energy: Red 0.5-1.2 keV, Green 1.2-2.5 keV, Blue 2.5-6 keV. Image size about 2.5x2.5 arc minutes.

Credit: NASA/CXC/MIT/D. Pooley et.al.

  • Original Chandra Press Release - photo caption

    [MW Globulars] | [NGC 6752]
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