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July 18, 2013 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-25

Hubble Shows Link Between Stars' Ages and Their Orbits in Dense Cluster

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: 47 Tucanae, NGC 104
Object Description: Globular Cluster
Position (J2000): RA: 00h 24m 05s.67
Dec: -72° 04' 52".6
Constellation: Tucana
Distance: 16,700 light-years (5,100 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:

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).

Instrument: ACS
Exposure Date(s): January - October, 2010
Filters: F606W (V) and F814W (I)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Richer and J. Heyl (University of British Columbia), and J. Anderson and J. Kalirai (STScI)
Release Date: July 18, 2013
Color: 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:
F606W (V) cyan
F814W (I) orange
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image for 47 Tucanae