NGC 300

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esahubble_heic0819c September 30th, 2008

Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton and B. Williams (University of Washington)

In this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 300, young, blue stars are concentrated in spiral arms that sweep diagonally through the image. The yellow blobs are glowing hot gas that has been heated by radiation from the nearest young, blue stars. NGC 300 is a member of the Sculptor Group of galaxies and it is located 7 million light-years away.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0819c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 300
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Esahubble_heic0819c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 54m 37.2s
DEC = -37° 39’ 41.5”
Orientation
North is 29.4° CW
Field of View
8.0 x 3.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Sculptor

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) 475.0 nm
Arrow_left_yellow Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_yellow
Arrow_top_red
Esahubble_heic0819c_1280
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ID
heic0819c
Subject Category
C.5.1.1  
Subject Name
NGC 300
Credits
NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton and B. Williams (University of Washington)
Release Date
2008-09-30T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0819c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Blue, Yellow, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, V, I
Central Wavelength
475, 606, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
13.655039, -37.6615214
Reference Dimension
9600.0, 3952.0
Reference Pixel
4801.0, 1977.0
Scale
-1.3848e-05, 1.3848013e-05
Rotation
-29.42
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0819c
Metadata Date
2015-10-02T14:26:03.124519
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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