NGC 300 Detail 2

Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows individual stars, clusters of stars and nebulae in the spiral galaxy NGC 300, located approximately 7 million light-years away from Earth. The image shows a star-forming region a few thousand light-years farther from the galaxy's centre. The yellow nebulosities are the glow from hot gas that has been heated by radiation from the nearest young, blue stars. The image at far right reveals more diffuse groupings of young, blue stars, farther away from the galaxy's centre, along with faint shells of hot gas.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton and B. Williams (University of Washington)

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:heic0819g
Type:Observation
Release date:30 September 2008, 16:00
Related releases:heic0819
Size:1253 x 2532 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 300
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:7 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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