NGC 1132 in visible and X-Ray

This image of the elliptical galaxy NGC 1132 combines an image from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory obtained in 2004 with images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope made in 2005 and 2006 in green and near-infrared light. The blue/purple in the image is the X-ray glow from hot, diffuse gas. The giant foreground galaxy, numerous dwarf galaxies in its neighbourhood, and many much more distant galaxies in the background are seen in visible light.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, M. West (ESO, Chile), and CXC/Penn State University/G. Garmire, et al.

About the Image

Id:heic0804b
Type:Observation
Release date:5 February 2008, 15:00
Related releases:heic0804
Size:3864 x 3767 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1132
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:300 million light years

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BandTelescope
X-ray Chandra
ACIS
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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