Star Cluster R136

The star cluster R136 is a cluster of young, bright stars in 30 Doradus.

The image of the cluster was obtained using the second generation Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC-2) in 1994.

Credit:

NASA, STScI, ESA/Hubble

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9404c
Type:Observation
Release date:17 March 2016, 16:00
Size:1144 x 1145 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, R136, RMC 136
Type:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Star Clusters

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 42.41
Position (Dec):-69° 6' 2.87"
Field of view:0.23 x 0.23 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 62.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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