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About this Object
Object Name:
47 Tucanae, NGC 104
Object Description:
Globular Cluster
Position (J2000.0):

RA: 00h 24m 05s.67
Dec: -72° 04' 52".6
16,700 light-years (5,100 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:
The optical/UV image of 47 Tucanae was created from Hubble data from proposal 10048, PI: J. Mack and R. Gillian (STScI) and 12311, PI: G. Piotto (University of Padova, Italy) et al.
Instruments and Filters:
ACS/WFC: F606W (V) and F814W (I)
WFC3/UVIS: F275W (UV), F225W (UV) and F336W (U)
November 2003 - September 2004, November 2010
About this Image
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Release Date:
May 14, 2015
These images are composites of separate exposures acquired by the ACS and the WFC3 instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope. Several filters were used to sample broad and narrow wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
F475W (B) blue
F606W (V) green
F814W (I) red
F275W (UV) purple