HST ACS/WFC image of NGC 3021

This is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 3021. This was one of several hosts of recent Type Ia supernovae observed by astronomers to refine the measure of the universe's expansion rate, called the Hubble constant.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and A. Riess (STScI/JHU)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0908b
Type:Observation
Release date:7 May 2009, 15:00
Size:1838 x 2119 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3021
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Type : Variable
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:90 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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