HST PHAT detail of M31

This detailed image reveals a rich population of blue stars huddled around the core. Dark dust clouds also are visible. The image is 740 light-years wide. The image is part of a census of stars in M31 called the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury survey.

Credit:

NASAESA, and B. Williams and J. Dalcanton (University of Washington, Seattle)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo1203d
Type:Observation
Release date:11 January 2012, 20:27
Size:1200 x 900 px

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, M 31, Messier 31, NGC 224
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos


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BandWavelengthTelescope
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UV
275 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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