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More Images of Trumpler 14
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Chandra X-ray Image of Trumpler 14, Central Region
Chandra s image of Trumpler 14 shows about 1,600 stars and a diffuse glow from hot X-ray producing gas. The cluster has an unusually high concentration of massive, luminous, young (~1 million years old) stars. X-rays can be produced by shock waves in unstable winds flowing away from massive young stars. In this close-up image, the bright white source in the center of the image has been resolved to reveal several massive stars. The colors are coded for energy with red representing low (0.5 - 2 keV) and blue high (2-7 keV) energies.
Scale: 14 arcsec per side
(Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.)

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Chandra X-ray Image of Trumpler 14, Cropped
Star cluster Trumpler 14 has one of the highest concentrations of massive, luminous stars in the Galaxy. Located on the edge of a giant molecular cloud, it is part of the Carina Complex which contains at least 8 star clusters. The brightest stars are young (about 1 million years old), and much more massive than the Sun. The diffuse X-ray glow is likely due to the combined action of many such winds on a scale of several light years. The colors are coded for energy with red representing low (0.5 - 2 keV) and blue high (2-7 keV) energies. The image has been cropped and rotated.
Scale: Image is about 18 arcmin per side
(Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.)

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Chandra X-ray Image of Trumpler 14, 3-Color
In this version of Trumpler 14, the colors are coded for energy with red representing low (.35-.79 keV), green medium (.79-.97 keV), and blue high (.97-1.65 keV) energies. The brightest stars are young (about 1 million years old), and much more massive than the Sun. The diffuse X-ray glow is likely due to the combined action of many such winds on a scale of several light years. The bright, diffuse glow in the lower part of the image (the gap between the upper and lower portions of the image on the left is an instrumental artifact) is from a gas cloud that has been enriched with oxygen and other heavy elements, probably by a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago.
Scale: Left: Image is about 18 arcmin across the field of view.; Right: Image is about 18 arcmin per side.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.)

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DSS Optical Image of Trumpler 14 Region
The optical image from the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) shows a region surrounding the star cluster known as Trumpler 14, while the yellow boxes (left) outline Chandra's field of view. The Trumpler catalog, which contains 37 open star clusters, was named for Robert Trumpler, who made significant contributions to the study of distances, dimensions and distributions of star clusters in the early 20th century.
Scale: Image is 1 degree per side
(Credit: Pal.Obs. DSS)
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Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scalebar: 3 arcsec, 4 arcmin

(Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.)



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