Dwarf galaxy DDO 68

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a cosmic oddity, dwarf galaxy DDO 68.

This ragged collection of stars and gas clouds looks at first glance like a recently-formed galaxy in our own cosmic neighbourhood. But, is it really as young as it looks?

Credit:

NASA, ESA

Acknowledgement: A. Aloisi (Space Telescope Science Institute)

About the Image

Id:heic1421a
Type:Observation
Release date:25 September 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1421
Size:3869 x 2184 px

About the Object

Name:DDO 68
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:40 million light years
Constellation:Leo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 56 45.56
Position (Dec):28° 49' 15.66"
Field of view:3.23 x 1.82 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 104.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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