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About this Object

Object Name:

SMC-N 81

Object Description:

Star Forming Region in the Small Magellanic Cloud

Position (J2000):

R.A. 01h 09m 13.05s
Dec. -73 11' 38.27"

Constellation:

Tucana

Magnitude:

~18.5 V magnitudes/square arcsecond

Distance:

About 200,000 light-years

Dimensions:

The object is about 12 light-years (12 arcseconds) in diameter.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

September 4, 1997

Exposure Time:

1.5 hours

Filters:

Red:

F656N

Ha

Green:

F502N

[O III]

Blue:

F487N

Hb

Principal Astronomers:

M. Heydari-Malayeri (Paris Observatory, France), M.R. Rosa (Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility, ESA/ESO, Garching, Germany), H. Zinnecker (Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Germany), L. Deharveng (Marseille Observatory, France), V. Charmandaris (Cornell University, USA)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

October 5, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EDT)

Orientation/Scale:

North is to the upper right
East is to the upper left.