Hubble sees stars as numerous as grains of sand in nearby galaxy (ground-based image)

A ground-based Digitized Sky Survey image NGC 300.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0413b
Type:Observation
Release date:8 April 2004, 15:00
Size:805 x 1060 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 00525-3757, NGC 300
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Spiral Arm
Distance:50 million light years
Constellation:Sculptor
Category:Galaxies

Coordinates

Position (RA):0 54 54.51
Position (Dec):-37° 40' 58.51"
Field of view:22.78 x 30.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

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Infrared
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DSS

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