Constructing a Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram for Omega Centauri

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Duration: 1 minute, 13 seconds

This narrated video uses Hubble’s color image of the core of Omega Centauri is used to construct a Hertsprung-Russell (HR) diagram of the stars at the center of the cluster. Such a diagram sorts stars by color and brightness, which astronomers can use to trace stellar evolution.


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Star Clusters, Stars

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NASA, ESA, and J. Anderson, R. van der Marel, G. Bacon, and M. Estacion (STScI)

Publication: October 26, 2010


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