NGC 300 Detail 1

Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows individual as well as clusters of stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 300, located approximately 7 million light-years away from Earth. In this image, a dense swarm of stars, patches of dust, and a bright star cluster are visible, all located near the nucleus of the galaxy. Similar clusters are thought to be related to the formation of supermassive black holes.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:heic0819f
Type:Observation
Release date:30 September 2008, 16:00
Related releases:heic0819
Size:1253 x 2532 px

About the Object

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

Image Formats

Large JPEG
1.9 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):0 54 52.22
Position (Dec):-37° 41' 15.93"
Field of view:0.78 x 1.58 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 29.8° 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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