An Ultraviolet view of the globular cluster NGC 288

NGC 288 is a globular cluster in the constellation Sculptor, close to the South Galactic Pole. The stars within globular clusters form at about the same time, making these close families of stars. The colors and brightnesses of the stars in the picture tell the story of how the stars have evolved in the cluster. The bright blue stars are being powered by helium fusion in their cores. This is a combined image of the Far-UV and near-UV channels of the UVIT.

Credits: UVIT Team/ISRO/CSA