Pinwheel Galaxy close-up 4

An example of some of the 3000 bright clusters of sizzling newborn blue stars in the Pinwheel galaxy.

Credit:

Image: European Space Agency & NASA

Acknowledgements:

Project Investigators for the original Hubble data: K.D. Kuntz (GSFC), F. Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (JPL), J. Mould (NOAO), and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana)

Image processing: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

CFHT image: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/J.-C. Cuillandre/Coelum

NOAO image: George Jacoby, Bruce Bohannan, Mark Hanna/NOAO/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:heic0602f
Type:Observation
Release date:28 February 2006, 12:00
Related releases:heic0602
Size:1000 x 1000 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 101, Pinwheel Galaxy
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:23 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 3 52.16
Position (Dec):54° 21' 50.36"
Field of view:0.83 x 0.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 3.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope

Notes: The Hubble data for this image was superimposed over ground-based images taken with the ground-based Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT).

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