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The star cluster and nebula NGC 371

This picture of the star cluster and surrounding nebula NGC 371 was taken using the FORS1 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. NGC 371 lies in the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way.

Credit:

ESO/Manu Mejias

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About the Image

Id:eso1111a
Type:Observation
Release date:30 March 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1111
Size:2065 x 2068 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 371
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
• X - Nebulae
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:200000 light years
Constellation:Tucana

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 3 24.90
Position (Dec):-72° 4' 22.55"
Field of view:6.90 x 6.91 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
HeII
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
HeI
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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