Magellanic gemstone in the southern sky [NGC 265]

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esahubble_heic0603b April 18th, 2006

Credit: European Space Agency & NASA Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble) and Edward W. Olszewski (University of Arizona, USA)

Hubble has captured the most detailed image to date of the open star cluster NGC 265 in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The image taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show a myriad of stars in crystal clear detail. The brilliant open star cluster, NGC 265, is located about 200,000 light-years away and is roughly 65 light-years across.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0603b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 265
Subject - Local Universe
Star » Grouping » Cluster » Open
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 47m 5.2s
DEC = -73° 29’ 28.6”
Orientation
North is 26.0° CW
Field of View
1.4 x 1.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Tucana

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) 439.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
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ID
heic0603b
Subject Category
C.3.6.4.1  
Subject Name
NGC 265
Credits
European Space Agency & NASA Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble) and Edward W. Olszewski (University of Arizona, USA)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0603b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, V, I
Central Wavelength
439, 555, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
11.7717474122, -73.4912650594
Reference Dimension
1701.0, 1701.0
Reference Pixel
887.086241376, -213.142316335
Scale
-1.384158e-05, 1.384158e-05
Rotation
-25.973
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
WCS info from NASA/Hubble
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0603b
Metadata Date
2006-04-04T09:19:21+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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