Hubble's Infrared Galaxy Gallery. A View of NGC 6946

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:opo9910e
Type:Observation
Release date:18 March 1999, 06:00
Size:492 x 492 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 20338+5959, NGC 6946
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:20 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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