Central regions of 47 Tucanae

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the central region of a globular cluster known as NGC 104 — or, more commonly, 47 Tucanae, since it is part of the constellation of Tucana (The Toucan) in the southern sky.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Acknowledgment: J. Mack (STScI) and G. Piotto (University of Padova, Italy)

About the Image

Id:heic1510b
Type:Observation
Release date:14 May 2015, 19:00
Related releases:heic1510
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:47 Tucanae, NGC 104
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 6.56
Position (Dec):-72° 5' 4.01"
Field of view:0.53 x 0.53 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 14.9° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
UV
275 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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