Hubble-X in galaxy NGC 6822

The saying 'X' marks the spot holds true in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image where Hubble-X marks the location of a dramatic burst of star formation, very much like the Orion Nebula in our Milky Way galaxy, but on a vastly greater scale.

Hubble-X is a glowing gas cloud, one of the most active star-forming regions within galaxy NGC 6822. The name Hubble-X does not refer to the shape of the gas cloud, but rather is derived from a catalog of objects in this particular galaxy.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0101a
Type:Observation
Release date:4 January 2001, 07:00
Size:658 x 606 px

About the Object

Name:Barnard's Galaxy, Hubble-X, NGC 6822
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Distance:2 million light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
H-beta
487 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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Optical
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656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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