Spiral Galaxy M100

A picture taken with the WFPC-1 camera in wide field mode, on November 27, 1993, just a few days prior to the STS-61 servicing mission. The effects of optical aberration in HST's 2.4-meter primary mirror blur starlight, smear out fine detail, and limit the telescope's ability to see faint structure.



About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:13 January 1994, 06:00
Size:636 x 636 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

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