Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy

This dramatic spiral galaxy is one of the latest viewed by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Stunning details of the face-on spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309, are captured in this colour image. NGC 1309 was home to supernova SN 2002fk, whose light reached Earth in September 2002. NGC 1309 resides 100 million light-years (30 Megaparsecs) from Earth. It is one of about 200 galaxies that make up the Eridanus group of galaxies.

Credit:

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

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0607a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 February 2006, 15:00
Size:3440 x 3208 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1309
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:100 million light years
Constellation:Eridanus

Colours & filters

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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