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.

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About the Image

Id:ngc104-47-schmidt
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
Size:4019 x 5079 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 104
Type:• X - Star Clusters
Distance:15000 light years
Constellation:Tucana

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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
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