Spiral Galaxy M100

This comparison image of the core of the galaxy M100 shows the dramatic improvement in Hubble Space Telescope's view of the universe. The new image was taken with the second generation Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC-2) which was installed during the STS-61 Hubble Servicing Mission. For a detailed desciption of the two separate images, please click the caption link below.

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9401a
Type:Collage
Release date:13 January 1994, 06:00
Size:1060 x 768 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 12204+1605, M 100, Messier 100, NGC 4321
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:50 million light years

Colours & filters

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Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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