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
|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|
• Star Clusters Images/Videos
|Distance:||15000 light years|