Location of the Hubble IR Detail in NGC 2174

This image shows the region of NGC 2174, taken in infrared and released for Hubble's 24th birthday, in its wider context. On the left is a ground based image taken by an amateur astrophotographer of the star-forming nebula in visible light, with an outline showing the area of the detailed Hubble image. On the right is a small detail of a star-forming column in the nebula, made by Hubble's WFC3 infrared camera.

Credit:

NASA and ESA
Acknowledgment: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and R. Crisp

About the Image

Id:heic1406d
Type:Observation
Release date:17 March 2014, 10:00
Related releases:heic1406
Size:3722 x 1841 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2174
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:6500 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Y
1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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