Full ACS Image of NGC 3370

Amid a backdrop of far-off galaxies, the majestic dusty spiral, called NGC 3370, looms in the foreground in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image. Observations show an intricate spiral arm structure spotted with hot areas of new star formation. But this galaxy is more than just a pretty face. Nearly 10 years earlier NGC 3370, in the constellation Leo, hosted a bright exploding star.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team and A. Riess (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0324b
Type:Observation
Release date:4 September 2003, 15:00
Size:6746 x 6746 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 10444+1732, NGC 3370
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:90 million light years
Constellation:Leo

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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