Hubble's Infrared Galaxy Gallery. A View of NGC 2903

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:opo9910g
Type:Observation
Release date:18 March 1999, 06:00
Size:492 x 492 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 09293+2143, NGC 2903, NGC 2905
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Distance:30 million light years
Category:Galaxies

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Colours & filters

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

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