NGC 290

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NGC 290
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 290.
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 "NGC 290". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  2. ^ Nemiroff, R.; Bonnell, J., eds. (1 May 2006). "Open Cluster NGC 290: A Stellar Jewel Box". Astronomy Picture of the Day. NASA. Retrieved 2007-04-17.
  3. ^ "Magellanic gemstone in the southern sky". Retrieved September 29, 2012.

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