Hubblecast 30: Rebirth of an icon

After more than three months of calibration and testing, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is reopening its rejuvenated eyes to begin probing the Universe once again. Dr. J reveals the stunning new images and the fascinating science behind them.

Credit:

NASA & ESA

About the Image

Id:ann0909a
Type:Observation
Release date:9 September 2009, 16:20
Related announcements:ann0909
Size:1000 x 511 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5139, Omega Centauri
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:15000 light years
Constellation:Centaurus

Image Formats

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546.7 KB

Coordinates

Position (RA):13 26 49.56
Position (Dec):-47° 29' 32.66"
Field of view:2.63 x 1.35 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 24.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Mid-UV
225 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Ultraviolet
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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