Globular cluster 47 Tucanae [VLT view]

A photo of the globular star cluster 47 Tucanae taken with the Very Large Telescope, in Chile. It is one of the densest globular clusters in the Southern hemisphere. The cluster contains one million stars.

Credit:

Very Large Telescope/European Southern Observatory, R. Kotak and H. Boffin (ESO)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:heic0616c
Type:Observation
Release date:24 October 2006, 16:00
Related releases:heic0616
Size:1224 x 2028 px

About the Object

Name:47 Tucanae
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:15000 light years
Constellation:Tucana
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 24 6.44
Position (Dec):-72° 4' 54.47"
Field of view:3.40 x 5.63 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 74.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
Very Large Telescope (VLT)
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope (VLT)
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope (VLT)
FORS1

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