Hubble’s Cepheid in the Andromeda Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged the star field around the Cepheid variable V1 in M31. This image shows individually resolved stars in the outer disk of the Andromeda Galaxy. The soft, brown swirls are dust lanes are obscuring light from stars farther away from our line of sight. The blue cluster towards the upper right of the image contains massive young stars that are emitting intense ultraviolet light. The Cepheid variable, V1, the first Cepheid ever found outside of our own galaxy, is a moderate looking star in the lower left of the image.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Image

Id:ann1110a
Type:Observation
Release date:23 May 2011, 20:00
Related announcements:ann1110
Size:7908 x 7910 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble's Cepheid, V1
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Type : Variable
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:2 million light years

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475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
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600 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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