Small Magellanic Cloud (ground-based image)

The two-colour image shows an overview of the full Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) and was composed from two images from the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field of view is slightly larger than 3.5›. N66 with the open star cluster NGC346 is the largest of the star-forming regions seen below the centre of the SMC.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble

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About the Image

Id:heic0514c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 November 2005, 19:00
Related releases:heic0514
Size:13096 x 13616 px

About the Object

Name:Small Magellanic Cloud, SMC
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:200000 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

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