Hubble captured an image of an open cluster of stars

An image of an open star cluster has been published on the Hubble Space Telescope website.

The image shows the structure of NGC 2164 – an open cluster in the constellation Dorado.

This young star cluster probably formed in the same complex of neutral hydrogen along with NGC 2156, NGC 2159, and NGC 2172. Clusters have similar metallicities, but they have different core radii.

NGC 2164 is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy and a satellite of the Milky Way. It occupies an area of ​​the sky of the southern hemisphere in the constellations Dorada and Table Mountain.

The image shows a scattering of stars, many of which are relatively young. Usually in star clusters there are up to several thousand luminaries.

Photo taken with Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

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