Magellanic gemstone in the southern sky [NGC 265]

Hubble has captured the most detailed image to date of the open star cluster NGC 265 in the Small Magellanic Cloud.

The image taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show a myriad of stars in crystal clear detail. The brilliant open star cluster, NGC 265, is located about 200,000 light-years away and is roughly 65 light-years across.

Credit:

European Space Agency & NASA

Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble) and Edward W. Olszewski (University of Arizona, USA)

About the Image

Id:heic0603b
Type:Observation
Release date:18 April 2006, 15:00
Related releases:heic0603
Size:1701 x 1701 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 265
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
Distance:200000 light years
Constellation:Tucana

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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