This bright cosmic wealth is the NGC 1898 globular cluster, located closer to the center of the Large Magellanic Cloud (BMO) - one of the closest space neighbors of the Milky Way. The LMC is a dwarf galaxy containing an extremely rich population of star clusters, which makes it an ideal laboratory for studying the process of star birth.
British astronomer John Herschel discovered the cluster in November 1834, after which NGC 1898 was repeatedly investigated by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope. Today we understand that globular clusters belong to the most ancient known universal objects and are perceived as relics of the first epochs of the galactic formation. We have a good picture of the globular clusters of the Milky Way, but there are still questions. A study of NGC 1898 will help determine the similarities and differences between certain characteristics and globular clusters of our galaxy. To create an image, we used the ACS camera (near infrared beam to UV) and WFC3 (from the near IR region to UV wavelength) of the Hubble telescope.