Hubblecast 30: Rebirth of an icon

After more than three months of calibration and testing, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is reopening its rejuvenated eyes to begin probing the Universe once again. Dr. J reveals the stunning new images and the fascinating science behind them.

Credit:

NASA & ESA

About the Image

Id:ann0909a
Type:Observation
Release date:9 September 2009, 16:20
Related announcements:ann0909
Size:1000 x 511 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5139, Omega Centauri
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:15000 light years
Constellation:Centaurus
Category:Star Clusters

Image Formats

Large JPEG
586.2 KB
Screensize JPEG
546.7 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
551.9 KB
1280x1024
739.1 KB
1600x1200
957.3 KB
1920x1200
1.1 MB
2048x1536
1.3 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):13 26 49.56
Position (Dec):-47° 29' 32.66"
Field of view:2.63 x 1.35 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 24.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Mid-UV
225 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Ultraviolet
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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