Photo of the day: star conglomerate with the eyes of the Hubble telescope

Photo of the day: star conglomerate with the eyes of the Hubble telescope

The Web site of the Hubble Space Telescope features a beautiful picture of an area with the symbol NGC 6540: it is a starball cluster located in the constellation of the Shooter.

==History==The object was discovered by an English astronomer of German origin, William Gerschel, as early as May 1784.

In the filming process, the Advanced Camera for Surveys upgrade camera was used. A large number of different shades of stars can be seen in the image. Some of them have visible crusade artifacts, which are due to the special features of filming.

In this area, interstellar gas and dust absorb radiation, making observations difficult. Studying clusters like NGC 6540 helps researchers gather information on the early history of our galaxy.