Fireworks of Star Formation Light Up a Galaxy

Newly released images obtained with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in July 1997 reveal episodes of star formation that are occurring across the face of the nearby galaxy NGC 4214. Located some 13 million light-years from Earth, NGC 4214 is currently forming clusters of new stars from its interstellar gas and dust. In the Hubble image, we can see a sequence of steps in the formation and evolution of stars and star clusters. The picture was created from exposures taken in several colour filters with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0001a
Type:Observation
Release date:6 January 2000, 07:00
Size:1064 x 710 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 12131+3636, NGC 4214, NGC 4228
Type:• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Constellation:Canes Venatici

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
702 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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