Webb Alignment Evaluation Image

While the purpose of this image was to focus on the bright star at the centre (called 2MASS J17554042+6551277) for alignment evaluation, Webb's optics and NIRCam are so sensitive that galaxies and stars in the background also show up. This image uses a red filter to optimise visual contrast.

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NASA/STScI

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Id:sci22002a
Type:Artwork
Release date:28 April 2022, 14:23
Related science announcements:sci22002
Size:5437 x 3438 px

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