Hubble Captures NGC 2276

This spectacular image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the trailing arms of NGC 2276, a spiral galaxy 120 million light-years away in the constellation of Cepheus. At first glance, the delicate tracery of bright spiral arms and dark dust lanes resembles countless other spiral galaxies. A closer look reveals a strangely lopsided galaxy shaped by gravitational interaction and intense star formation.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble & NASA, P. Sell
Acknowledgement: L. Shatz

About the Image

Id:heic2106a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 May 2021, 13:00
Related releases:heic2106
Size:3811 x 4081 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2276
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Cepheus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 27 33.61
Position (Dec):85° 45' 29.95"
Field of view:2.52 x 2.70 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 151.0° left of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
UV
275 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
B
438 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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