Central Bulges of Spiral Galaxies - NGC 5965 (Hubble NICMOS and WFPC2 View)

This image represents composite pictures 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 each galaxy's bulge. The Hubble telescope's sharper resolution allows astronomers to study the intricate structure of a galaxy's core.


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

About the Image

Release date:6 October 1999, 15:00
Related releases:heic9902
Size:415 x 415 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 15328+5651, NGC 5965
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Bulge
Distance:150 million light years

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Position (RA):15 34 2.28
Position (Dec):56° 41' 8.26"
Field of view:0.32 x 0.32 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 84.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

Infrared Hubble Space Telescope
Optical Hubble Space Telescope

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