Hubble Images Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy

This new image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a small galaxy called the Sagittarius dwarf irregular galaxy, or "SagDIG" for short. SagDIG is relatively nearby, and Hubble's sharp vision is able to reveal many thousands of individual stars within the galaxy.

Credit:

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

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0431b
Type:Observation
Release date:11 November 2004, 15:00
Size:3279 x 3804 px

About the Object

Name:SagDIG
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:4 million light years
Constellation:Sagittarius


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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 29 58.75
Position (Dec):-17° 40' 52.74"
Field of view:2.73 x 3.16 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 87.2° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

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

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