NGC 6388 seen from the ground and space

This image shows Hubble (left) and ground-based (right) observations of globular cluster NGC 6388 (47 Tucanae). Hubble provides a more detailed image which allows scientists to resolve stars right to the centre of the cluster, while the image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile gives a wider view which encompasses the cluster’s outer regions.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, ESO, F. Ferraro (University of Bologna)

About the Image

Id:eso1252c
Type:Collage
Release date:19 December 2012, 19:00
Related releases:eso1252
Size:8556 x 4197 px

About the Object

Name:47 Tucanae, NGC 6388
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:35000 light years
Category:Star Clusters

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