Largest ever galaxy portrait - stunning HD image of Pinwheel Galaxy

This new Hubble image reveals the gigantic Pinwheel galaxy, one of the best known examples of "grand design spirals", and its supergiant star-forming regions in unprecedented detail. The image is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy ever taken with Hubble.

Credit:

Image: European Space Agency & NASA

Acknowledgements:

Project Investigators for the original Hubble data: K.D. Kuntz (GSFC), F. Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (JPL), J. Mould (NOAO), and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana)

Image processing: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

CFHT image: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/J.-C. Cuillandre/Coelum

NOAO image: George Jacoby, Bruce Bohannan, Mark Hanna/NOAO/AURA/NSF

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0602a
Type:Observation
Release date:28 February 2006, 12:00
Related releases:heic0602
Size:12392 x 15852 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 101, Pinwheel Galaxy
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:23 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope

Notes: The Hubble data for this image was superimposed over ground-based images taken with the ground-based Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT).


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