Cepheid Variables in IC 4182

Using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST), an international team of astronomers has taken a major first step in redetermining the expansion rate of the universe. This rate, known as the Hubble Constant, is one of two critical numbers needed for making a precise determination of the size and age of the universe.

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9220a
Type:Collage
Release date:29 June 1992, 06:00
Size:2033 x 2113 px

About the Object

Name:Cepheid, IC 4182, IRAS F13035+3752
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Type : Variable
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:15 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1
Infrared
I
785 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1

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