A poster-size image of the beautiful barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300

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esahubble_opo0501a January 11th, 2005

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

One of the largest Hubble Space Telescope images ever made of a complete galaxy is being unveiled today at the American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego, Calif. The Hubble telescope captured a display of starlight, glowing gas, and silhouetted dark clouds of interstellar dust in this 4-foot-by-8-foot image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300. NGC 1300 is considered to be prototypical of barred spiral galaxies. Barred spirals differ from normal spiral galaxies in that the arms of the galaxy do not spiral all the way into the center, but are connected to the two ends of a straight bar of stars containing the nucleus at its center.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0501a/

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 1300
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Galaxy > Type > Barred
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 19m 40.6s
DEC = -19° 24’ 43.4”
Orientation
North is 29.9° CW
Field of View
5.5 x 3.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Eridanus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (H-alpha) 658.0 nm
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
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ID
opo0501a
Subject Category
C.5.1.1   C.5.1.2  
Subject Name
NGC 1300
Credits
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)
Release Date
2005-01-11T01:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0501a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from NED
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, H-alpha, V, B
Central Wavelength
814, 658, 555, 435
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
49.9192536, -19.4120509
Reference Dimension
6637.0, 3787.0
Reference Pixel
3319.5, 1894.5
Scale
1.39017404438e-05, 1.38905317193e-05
Rotation
-29.9
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
WCS info from NASA/Hubble
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
opo0501a
Metadata Date
2004-12-08T08:46:43-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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