Hubble's Infrared Galaxy Gallery. A View of NGC 5653

Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to produce an infrared 'photo essay' of spiral galaxies. By penetrating the dust clouds swirling around the centers of these galaxies, the telescopes infrared vision is offering fresh views of star birth.

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9910b
Type:Observation
Release date:18 March 1999, 06:00
Size:492 x 492 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 14280+3126, NGC 5653
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:150 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Pseudogreen
Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Pa-alpha
1.87 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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