City of Stars - 47 Tucanae (Ground-Based Image)

The picture at left, taken by a terrestrial telescope, shows most of the cluster, a tightly packed group of middle-aged stars held together by mutual gravitational attraction. The box near the center represents a Hubble Space Telescope segment, which shows approximately 35, 000 stars.


David Malin (Anglo-Australian Observatory).

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:31 October 2000, 07:00
Size:800 x 623 px

About the Object

Name:47 Tucanae, NGC 104
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:15000 light years

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