The glowing spiral arms of NGC 6744

This image shows the galaxy NGC 6744, about 30 million light-years away. It is one of 50 galaxies observed as part of the Hubble Space Telescope’s Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS), the sharpest, most comprehensive ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the nearby Universe, offering an extensive resource for understanding the complexities of star formation and galaxy evolution.

The image is a composite using both ultraviolet light and visible light, gathered with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the LEGUS team

About the Image

Id:heic1810a
Type:Observation
Release date:17 May 2018, 19:00
Related releases:heic1810
Size:4052 x 3899 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6744
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy
Distance:30 million light years
Constellation:Pavo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 9 43.36
Position (Dec):-63° 51' 7.19"
Field of view:2.67 x 2.57 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 59.3° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
UV
275 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
B
438 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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