Edge-On View of NGC 4013
The Hubble telescope has snapped this remarkable view of a perfectly 'edge-on' galaxy, NGC 4013. This new Hubble picture reveals with exquisite detail huge clouds of dust and gas extending along, as well as far above, the galaxy's main disk. NGC 4013 is a spiral galaxy, similar to our Milky Way, lying some 55 million light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major.
Viewed face-on, it would look like a nearly circular pinwheel, but NGC 4013 happens to be seen edge-on from our vantage point. Even at 55 million light-years, the galaxy is larger than Hubble's field of view, and the image shows only a little more than half of the object, albeit with unprecedented detail.
About the Image
|Release date:||1 March 2001, 07:00|
|Size:||1041 x 1018 px|
About the Object
|Name:||IRAS 11559+4413, NGC 4013|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral|
• Galaxies Images/Videos
|Distance:||60 million light years|
Colours & filters
|450 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|555 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|