Postcards from Andromeda

Glittering stars. Distorted galaxies. A cluster of more than 100, 000 stars. The celestial objects in this six-panel photograph are just a sampling of the more than 300, 000 stars and the thousands of distant galaxies seen in the image of a small region of the Andromeda galaxy's halo, a spherical cloud of stars around the galaxy. The image was taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and T.M. Brown (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0315b
Type:Collage
Release date:7 May 2003, 15:45
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, Messier 31, NGC 224
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Halo
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:2 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Pseudogreen (V+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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