Hubble-X in galaxy NGC 6822
The saying 'X' marks the spot holds true in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image where Hubble-X marks the location of a dramatic burst of star formation, very much like the Orion Nebula in our Milky Way galaxy, but on a vastly greater scale.
Hubble-X is a glowing gas cloud, one of the most active star-forming regions within galaxy NGC 6822. The name Hubble-X does not refer to the shape of the gas cloud, but rather is derived from a catalog of objects in this particular galaxy.
About the Image
|Release date:||4 January 2001, 07:00|
|Size:||658 x 606 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Barnard's Galaxy, Hubble-X, NGC 6822|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation|
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
|Distance:||2 million light years|
Colours & filters
|487 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|502 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|656 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|