Comparative View of Galaxy's Stellar Populations

In the visible-light picture, taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2) in 1995, the galaxy looks uncharacteristically lumpy. That's because only the bright blue knots of starbirth are detected by the WFPC2.


Rodger I. Thompson (University of Arizona), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:8 October 1998, 17:00
Size:300 x 300 px

About the Object

Name:Ursa Major
Type:• Unspecified : Galaxy
Constellation:Ursa Major

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Position (RA):12 36 45.17
Position (Dec):62° 12' 39.67"
Field of view:0.10 x 0.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 37.3° right of vertical

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