Starburst Galaxy NGC 1808

This image, taken with the Hubble telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2), provides a close-up view of the galaxy's center, the hotbed of vigorous star formation.

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:opo9812c
Type:Observation
Release date:22 March 1998, 06:00
Size:1480 x 1510 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
Constellation:Columba

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

Image Formats

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Screensize JPEG
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