Release 11.12 ("Hergest Ridge")


Gclusters :: Link Item "lk41"

Link ID: lk41
ClusterNGC 104
NameThe Toucan's Diamond: VLT Image of a Unique Swarm of Stars, 47 Tuc
DescriptionThe Southern constellation Tucana (the Toucan) is probably best known as the home of the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the satellite galaxies of the Milky Way. But Tucana also hosts another famous object that shines thousands of lights, like a magnificent, oversized diamond in the sky: the globular cluster 47 Tucanae. More popularly known as 47 Tuc, it is surpassed in size and brightness by only one other globular cluster, Omega Centauri....
Added on2006-06-13
URLhttp://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2006/pr-20-06.html

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