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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 602, N90

Object Description:

Cluster within Star-Forming Region in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Position (J2000):

R.A. 01h 29m 31s
Dec. -73° 33' 15"

Constellation:

Tucana

Distance:

Approximately 196,000 light-years (61 kiloparsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is roughy 3 arcminute (180 light-years or 55 parsecs) wide.

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 (University of Bologna), M. Tosi (INAF - Bologna Observ.), J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Meixner (STScI), M. Clampin (Goddard Space Flight Center), S. Oey (University of Michigan), A. Pasquali (ETH, Zurich), L. Smith (University College London), and R. Walterbos (New Mexico State University). The science team also includes L. Carlson (Johns Hopkins University)

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

July 14/18, 2004

Filters:

F555W (V), F658N (Halpha+[N II]), and F814W (I)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Release Date:

January 8, 2007

Color:

This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using several different filters. Two filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. One filter was used to sample narrow wavelength emission. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F555W (V)

blue

F555W (V) + F814W (I)

green

F658N (Halpha+[N II]) + F814W (I)

red

Orientation/Scale: