Central Bulges of Spiral Galaxies- NGC 7537 (Hubble NICMOS and WFPC2 View)

The bottom row represents composite pictures from Hubble's visible- and infrared-light cameras, the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2) and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer(NICMOS). Astronomers combined views from both cameras to obtain the true ages of the stars surrounding each galaxy's bulge. The Hubble telescope's sharper resolution allows astronomers to study the intricate structure of a galaxy's core.


NASA, ESA, and Reynier Peletier (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)

About the Image

Release date:6 October 1999, 15:00
Related releases:heic9902
Size:355 x 355 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7537
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Bulge
Distance:120 million light years

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Infrared Hubble Space Telescope
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