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April 18, 2006 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-17

Magellanic Gemstones in the Southern Sky

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NGC 265: About this Object
Object Name: NGC 265
Object Description: Star Cluster in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 47m 11s.1
Dec. -73° 28' 40".1
Constellation: Tucana
Distance: About 200,000 light-years (61 kiloparsecs)
Dimensions: The image is about 68 arcseconds (65 light-years or 20 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 10126:
E. Olszewski, A. Dolphin, and J. Harris (University of Arizona), P. Hodge (University of Washington), and K. Olsen (NOAO/CTIO).
Instrument: ACS
Exposure Date(s): November 8, 2004
Exposure Time: 26 minutes
Filters: F439W (B), F555W (V), F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: European Space Agency & NASA
Release Date: April 18, 2006
Orientation: Star Cluster NGC 265

NGC 290: About this Object
Object Name: NGC 290
Object Description: Star Cluster in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 51m 15s.2
Dec. -73° 20' 58".9
Constellation: Tucana
Distance: About 200,000 light-years (61 kiloparsecs)
Dimensions: The image is about 68 arcseconds (65 light-years or 20 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 10126:
E. Olszewski, A. Dolphin, and J. Harris (University of Arizona), P. Hodge (University of Washington), and K. Olsen (NOAO/CTIO).
Instrument: ACS
Exposure Date(s): October 30, 2004
Exposure Time: 26 minutes
Filters: F439W (B), F555W (V), F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: European Space Agency & NASA
Release Date: April 18, 2006
Orientation: Star Cluster NGC 290