Galaxy NGC 4314

An image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals clusters of infant stars that formed in a ring around the core of the barred-spiral galaxy NGC 4314. This stellar nursery, whose inhabitants were created within the past 5 million years, is the only place in the entire galaxy where new stars are being born. The Hubble image is being presented today (June 11) at the American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego, Calif.

Credit:

G. Fritz Benedict, Andrew Howell, Inger Jorgensen, David Chapell (University of Texas), Jeffery Kenney (Yale University), and Beverly J. Smith (CASA, University of Colorado), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9821a
Type:Observation
Release date:11 June 1998, 06:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 12200+3010, NGC 4314
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:35 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
569 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Notes: Hubble observation data related to the right image. The left image was captured by the 30-inch telescope Prime Focus Camera at the McDonald Observatory.


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