NGC 300

In this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 300, young, blue stars are concentrated in spiral arms that sweep diagonally through the image. The yellow blobs are glowing hot gas that has been heated by radiation from the nearest young, blue stars. NGC 300 is a member of the Sculptor Group of galaxies and it is located 7 million light-years away.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton and B. Williams (University of Washington)

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:heic0819c
Type:Observation
Release date:30 September 2008, 16:00
Related releases:heic0819
Size:9600 x 3952 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 300
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:7 million light years
Constellation:Sculptor
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 54 37.21
Position (Dec):-37° 39' 41.48"
Field of view:7.98 x 3.28 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 29.4° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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