Spiral Galaxy M100

The core of the grand design spiral galaxy M100, as imaged by Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in its high resolution channel. The WFPC-2 contains modified optics that correct for Hubble's previously blurry vision, allowing the telescope for the first time to cleanly resolve faint structure as small as 30 light-years across in a galaxy which is tens of millions of light years away. The image was taken on December 31, 1993.

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9401c
Type:Observation
Release date:13 January 1994, 06:00
Size:461 x 461 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 12204+1605, M 100, Messier 100, NGC 4321
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:50 million light years
Constellation:Coma Berenices

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 22 54.99
Position (Dec):15° 49' 17.44"
Field of view:0.35 x 0.35 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 25.9° left of vertical

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WFPC2

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