Panel of multi-wavelength and composite images of NGC 1512

Astronomers have used this set of single-colour images, shown around the edge, to construct the colour picture (centre) of a ring of star clusters surrounding the core of the galaxy NGC 1512. These pictures were taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Faint Object Camera (FOC), Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS).

Each image represents a specific colour or wavelength region of the spectrum, from ultraviolet to near infrared, and shows the wide wavelength region covered by Hubble. Celestial bodies emit light at a variety of wavelengths, anywhere from gamma rays to radio waves. Astronomers chose to study NGC 1512 in these colours to emphasise important details in the ring of young star clusters surrounding the core.

This image is issued jointly by NASA and ESA.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Dan Maoz (Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and Columbia University, USA)

About the Image

Id:heic0106a
Type:Collage
Release date:31 May 2001, 15:00
Related releases:heic0106
Size:2474 x 1803 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 04022-4329, NGC 1512
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:40 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
220 nm Hubble Space Telescope
FOC
Ultraviolet
U
338 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
545 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
659 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
827 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
K
1.87 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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