NGC 604 in Galaxy M33 (ground-based image)

This is a site where new stars are being born in a spiral arm of the galaxy. Though such nebulae are common in galaxies, this one is particularly large, nearly 1, 500 light-years across.

The nebula is so vast it is easily seen in ground-based telescopic images.

Credit:

Palomar Observatory, Caltech and the STScI Digitized Sky Survey (AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9627b
Type:Observation
Release date:7 August 1996, 06:00
Size:2119 x 2119 px

About the Object

Name:M 33, Messier 33
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:3 million light years
Constellation:Triangulum

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 33 49.06
Position (Dec):30° 39' 25.63"
Field of view:60.09 x 60.09 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.1° right of vertical

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