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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 346

Object Description:

Cluster and Nebulosity in the Small Magellanic Cloud

Position (J2000):

R.A. 00h 59m 18s.0
Dec. -72° 10' 48"

Constellation:

Tucana

Distance:

210,000 light-years away (64,000 parsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is 4.7 arcminutes (280 light-years or 87 parsecs).

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 10248: A. Nota (STScI/ESA), M. Sirianni (STScI/ESA), E. Sabbi (STScI), M. Tosi (INAF - Bologna Observ.), J.S. Gallagher (Univ. of Wisconsin), M. Meixner (STScI), M. Clampin (GSFC), S. Oey (Univ. of Michigan), A. Pasquali (ETH Zurich), L. Smith (Univ. College London), and R. Walterbos (New Mexico State Univ.).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

July 2004

Filters:

F658N (H-alpha)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

December 2, 2005

Orientation/Scale: