A Day in the Lives of Galaxies

Like a photographer clicking random snapshots of a crowd of people, NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a view of an eclectic mix of galaxies. In taking this picture, Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys was not looking at any particular target. The camera was taking a picture of a typical patch of sky, while Hubble's infrared camera was viewing a target in an adjacent galaxy-rich region.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, J. Blakeslee and H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0421a
Type:Observation
Release date:22 July 2004, 15:00
Size:1087 x 1087 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxies
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy
Constellation:Fornax
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 32 38.22
Position (Dec):-27° 56' 53.28"
Field of view:0.91 x 0.91 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 94.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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