Hubble's Infrared Galaxy Gallery. A View of NGC 3593

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:opo9910c
Type:Observation
Release date:18 March 1999, 06:00
Size:492 x 492 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 11119+1305, NGC 3593
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:18 million light years
Constellation:Leo
Category:Galaxies

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 14 36.73
Position (Dec):12° 49' 7.19"
Field of view:0.83 x 0.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 55.6° right of vertical

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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