Individual colour images - 1 (FOC, 220 nm)
This is the first in a sequence of seven images which demonstrate the Hubble telescope's wavelength range, starting in the far ultraviolet and stretching all the way to the infrared.
This image was taken by the Faint Object Camera (built by the European Space Agency, ESA). The colour purple (220 nm) represents ultraviolet light, which cannot be seen by the human eye. The image was taken on 18 July, 1993, and has an exposure time of 596 s.
About the Image
|Release date:||31 May 2001, 15:00|
|Size:||580 x 580 px|
About the Object
|Name:||IRAS 04022-4329, NGC 1512|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral|
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
|Distance:||40 million light years|
Colours & filters
Hubble Space Telescope