About the Object

Distance: 210000 light years
Constellation: Tucana
Category: NIRCam
Stars

Coordinates

Position (RA):0 59 4.32
Position (Dec):-72° 10' 25.70"
Field of view:4.11 x 5.96 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 5.4° right of vertical



Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared2.0 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam
Infrared2.77 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam
Infrared
PAH
3.35 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam
Infrared4.44 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam

Webb Inspects NGC 346 (NIRCam Image)

This image features NGC 346, one of the most dynamic star-forming regions in nearby galaxies, as seen by the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope.

NCG 346 is located in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a dwarf galaxy close to our Milky Way. 

[Image Description: A star forming region sweeps across the scene, dominated by hues of purple. Tones of yellow outline the region's irregular shape. Many bright stars dominate the scne, as well as countless smaller stars the scatter the image's background.]

Credit:

NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, A. Pagan (STScI)

About the Image

Id: weic2301a
Type: Observation
Release date: 11 January 2023, 19:15
Related releases: weic2301
Size: 7884 x 11451 px


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