The Globular Cluster 47 Tuc

Based on data obtained with FORS1 on Kueyen, UT2 of the Very Large Telescope. The image, 7 arcmin wide, covers the central core of the 30 arcmin large globular cluster. The observations were taken in three different filters: U, R, and a narrow-band filter centred around 485 nm, for a total exposure time of less than 5 minutes. The data were extracted from the ESO Science Archive and processed by Rubina Kotak (ESO) and the final image processing was done by Henri Boffin (ESO). North is up and East is to the left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0620a
Type:Observation
Release date:8 June 2006
Related releases:eso0620
Size:5370 x 5455 px

About the Object

Name:47 Tucanae
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:15000 light years
Constellation:Tucana

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 24 3.78
Position (Dec):-72° 4' 49.22"
Field of view:6.76 x 6.86 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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