Blue Stragglers in Globular Cluster 47 Tucanae

The core of globular cluster 47 Tucanae is home to many blue stragglers, rejuvenated stars that glow with the blue light of young stars. This ground-based telescope image shows the entire crowded core of 47 Tucanae, located 15, 000 light-years away in the constellation Tucana.

Credit:

Rex Saffer (Villanova University) and Dave Zurek (STScI), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9735c
Type:Observation
Release date:29 October 1997, 06:00
Size:567 x 518 px

About the Object

Name:47 Tuc, 47 Tucanae, NGC 104
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
Distance:15000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
300 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Ultraviolet
Mid-UV
215 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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