Around NGC 346

Wide field image, based on data from Digitized Sky Survey 2, around the star-forming region NGC 346, inside the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1008b
Type:Observation
Release date:24 February 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1008
Size:3847 x 4000 px

About the Object

Name:Small Magellanic Cloud, SMC
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
• X - Galaxies
Distance:7 million light years
Constellation:Tucana

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 59 17.90
Position (Dec):-72° 10' 47.98"
Field of view:222.57 x 231.42 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 178.1° left of vertical
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BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

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