Galaxy NGC 2787

Tightly wound, almost concentric, arms of dark dust encircle the bright nucleus of the otherwise nondescript galaxy, NGC 2787, in this image created by the Hubble Heritage team. Astronomer Marcella Carollo (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) and collaborators used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 to collect the data in January 1999.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0207a
Type:Observation
Release date:4 April 2002, 07:00
Size:753 x 736 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2787
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
Distance:25 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 19 18.67
Position (Dec):69° 12' 12.11"
Field of view:0.57 x 0.56 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 125.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
450 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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