- Hubble celebration with Peter Zeidler
Hubble celebration with Peter Zeidler
25 years of Hubble with IMPRS student Peter Zeidler
The 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image has been processed in collaboration with IMPRS-HD student Peter Zeidler.
Westerlund 2 is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way. With an age of only two million years and its close proximity to Earth (4.16 kpc), it is a perfect target to study early cluster evolution.
Using deep, high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope images we can determine the cluster’s properties with unprecedented accuracy.
The main goals of Peter and collaborators are to characterize its dominant pre-main-sequence population, to de termine its mass function, and to reveal a possible age spread.
More information can be found on the NASA webpage.