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47 Tucanae

C106, NGC 104, Xi Tucanae, HR 95

A Globular Cluster so bright it can be seen with the naked eye, 47 Tucanae lies roughly 15,000 light years from Earth, in approximately the direction of the Small Magellanic Cloud.

Image of 47 Tucanae

A spherical cloud of very ancient stars, the Globular Cluster 47 Tucanae lies just outside the disc of our Milky Way galaxy.


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