HST/WFPC2 image of galaxy NGC 3921

The Hubble telescope has uncovered over 1,000 bright; young star clusters bursting to life in a brief, intense, brilliant "fireworks show" at the heart of a pair of colliding galaxies.

Credit:

Brad Whitmore (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9734x
Type:Observation
Release date:21 October 1997, 19:00
Size:350 x 357 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 11484+5521, NGC 3921
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Distance:270 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major

Image Formats

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Screensize JPEG
99.0 KB

Coordinates

Position (RA):11 51 7.30
Position (Dec):55° 4' 19.49"
Field of view:2.48 x 2.53 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 53.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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