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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 1846

Object Description:

Globular Cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 07m 33s.94
Dec. -67° 27' 41".29

Constellation:

Dorado

Distance:

160,000 light-years (49,000 parsecs)

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from proposal 10595: P. Goudfrooij (STScI), F. De Angeli (University of Cambridge), V. Kozhurina-Platais (STScI), R. Chandar (University of Toledo), T. Puzia (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), and T. Brown (STScI).

Instrument:

ACS

Filters:

F435W (B), F555W (V), F814W (I)

Exposure Date:

January 12, 2006

Exposure Time:

34 minutes

About this Image

Credit:

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

Acknowledgment:

P. Goudfrooij (STScI)

Release Date:

November 22, 2011

Color:

This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using three broadband filters. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F435W (B)

blue

F555W (V)

green

FF814W (I)

red

Orientation/Scale: