Central Bulges of Spiral Galaxies - NGC 5838 (Hubble NICMOS and WFPC2 View)

Composite picture of spiral galaxy NGC 5838 from Hubble's visible- and infrared-light cameras, the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer(NICMOS). Astronomers combined views from both cameras to obtain the true ages of the stars surrounding the galaxy's bulge. The Hubble telescope's sharper resolution allows astronomers to study the intricate structure of a galaxy's core.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and Reynier Peletier (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)

About the Image

Id:heic9902h
Type:Observation
Release date:6 October 1999, 15:00
Related releases:heic9902
Size:295 x 295 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 15029+0217, NGC 5838
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Bulge
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:95 million light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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