Nebula N 81

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has peered deep into a neighboring galaxy to reveal details of the formation of new stars. Hubble's target was a newborn star cluster within the Small Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy that is a satellite of our own Milky Way. The new images show young, brilliant stars cradled within a nebula, or glowing cloud of gas, cataloged as N 81.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0030a
Type:Observation
Release date:5 October 2000, 06:00
Size:570 x 618 px

About the Object

Name:N 81, Small Magellanic Cloud
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:200000 light years
Constellation:Tucana

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 9 13.02
Position (Dec):-73° 11' 40.46"
Field of view:0.43 x 0.47 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 44.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
H-beta
487 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Oiii
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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