Open Star Cluster NGC 290
Date: 18 April 2006
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 290
Copyright: European Space Agency & NASA
Hubble has captured the most detailed image to date of the open star cluster NGC 290 in the Small Magellanic Cloud.
The image taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a myriad of stars in crystal clear detail. The open star cluster, NGC 290, is located about 200 000 light-years away and is roughly 65 light-years across.
Acknowledgements: Davide de Martin (www.skyfactory.org) and Edward W. Olszewski (University of Arizona, USA)
Last Update: 1 September 2019