The Cartwheel Galaxy

Hubble resolves remarkable new detail in the galaxy's core. The reddish colour of this region indicates that it contains a tremendous amount of dust and embedded star formation. Bright pinpoints of light are gigantic young star clusters.

Credit:

Kirk Borne (ST ScI), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9502c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 January 1995, 23:00
Size:219 x 221 px

About the Object

Name:Cartwheel Galaxy, IRAS 00352-3359
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:500 million light years
Constellation:Sculptor


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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 37 40.70
Position (Dec):-33° 42' 56.87"
Field of view:0.36 x 0.37 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 52.8° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
450 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
i
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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