NGC 290

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NGC 290
NGC290.jpg
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 290.
Credit: HST/NASA/ESA.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Tucana
Right ascension 0h 51m 14.1s[1]
Declination −73° 9′ 41.5″[1]
Physical characteristics
Other designations ESO 029-19[1]
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 290 is an open cluster. It lies some 200,000 light years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud,[2] which is located in the constellation Tucana. It spans 65 light years across.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 290. Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
  2. ^ "NASA - Astronomy Picture of the Day". Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Magellanic gemstone in the southern sky". Spacetelescope.org. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 

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