Spiral Galaxy ESO 0418-008

This image is an example of a tiny, youthful spiral galaxy. ESO 418-008 is representative of the myriad of dwarf galaxies astronomers have seen in deep surveys. These galaxies are much smaller than typical ones like our Milky Way.

Credit:

Rogier Windhorst (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ), the Hubble mid-UV team and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0104c
Type:Observation
Release date:11 January 2001, 18:30
Size:574 x 526 px

About the Object

Name:ESO0418-008, IRAS 03294-3022
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:50 million light years
Constellation:Fornax

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Screensize JPEG
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Wallpapers

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 31 31.05
Position (Dec):-30° 12' 51.81"
Field of view:0.95 x 0.87 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 163.8° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
U
300 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Pseudogreen (U+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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