Magellanic gemstones in the southern sky
Hubble has captured the most detailed images to date of the open star clusters NGC 265 and NGC 290 in the Small Magellanic Cloud - two sparkling sets of gemstones in the southern sky.
Two new composite images taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show a myriad of stars in crystal clear detail. The brilliant open star clusters, NGC 265 and NGC 290, are located about 200,000 light-years away and are roughly 65 light-years across.
About the Image
|Release date:||18 April 2006, 15:00|
|Size:||2000 x 3732 px|
About the Object
|Name:||NGC 265, NGC 290|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open|
|Distance:||200000 light years|
Colours & filters
|439 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|555 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|