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.

This image is issued jointly by NASA and ESA.


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

About the Image

Release date:31 May 2001, 15:00
Related releases:heic0106
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

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Position (RA):4 3 54.20
Position (Dec):-43° 20' 55.69"
Field of view:0.44 x 0.44 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 140.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

220 nm Hubble Space Telescope

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