The globular cluster NGC 104

A colour-corrected image of the the second largest and second brightest globular cluster, or tight grouping of stars, seen in Earth's night sky. Called NGC 104 or 47 Tucanae, the light for this image was gathered in 1986 by ESO's 1-m Schmidt Telescope at the La Silla observatory in Chile. The telescope is now decommissioned.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:ngc104-47-schmidt
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:3 december 2009 23:21
Grootte:4019 x 5079 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 104
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Afstand:15000 lichtjaren
Constellation:Tucana
Categorie:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 24 5.50
Position (Dec):-72° 4' 53.96"
Field of view:29.72 x 37.56 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 7.5° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
OptischESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope

 

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