Compass and Scale Image for 47 Tucanae
47 Tuc, 47 Tucanae, NGC 104
16,700 light-years (5,100 parsecs)
The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 11677: H. Richer and S. Davis (University of British Columbia), M. Rich, B. Hansen, and D. Reitzel (UCLA), J. Anderson and J. Kalirai (STScI), A. Dotter (Australian National University), G. Fahlman (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), J. Hurley (Swinburne University of Technology), I. King (University of Washington), M. Shara (American Museum of Natural History) and P. Stetson (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory).
The science team includes: H. Richer and J. Heyl (University of British Columbia), and J. Anderson (STScI).
HST>ACS/WFC: F606W (V) and F814W (I)
This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS/WFC instrument. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. 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:
Cyan: F606W (V)
Orange: F814W (I)