About the Object

Name: NGC 346
Distance: 210000 light years
Constellation: Tucana
Category: Nebulae
NIRCam

Coordinates

Position (RA):0 59 5.83
Position (Dec):-72° 10' 34.42"
Field of view:3.85 x 4.57 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 5.5° 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

NGC 346 (Webb)

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. 

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id: weic2301d
Type: Observation
Release date: 11 January 2023, 19:15
Size: 7387 x 8777 px


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