Starburst Galaxy NGC 1808

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2) has captured a flurry of star birth near the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1808.

Credit:

Jim Flood, an amateur astronomer affiliated with Sperry Observatory at Union College in New Jersey, and Max Mutchler, a member of the Space Telescope Science Institute staff who volunteered to work with Jim

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9812a
Type:Collage
Release date:22 March 1998, 06:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 05059-3734, NGC 1808
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:40 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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