Zooming in on NGC 4214

This video shows a zoom into the dwarf irregular galaxy NGC 4214.

This galaxy is ablaze with star-forming regions and newborn stars. A distinctive heart-shaped hollow, blown open by the stellar wind of young stars, can be seen at the end of this sequence, which combines ground-based imagery with high-resolution observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.


Image credit: Credit: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Faulkes Telescope Project (part of LCOGT) and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Acknowledgment: R. O’Connell (University of Virginia) and the WFC3 Scientific Oversight Committee

About the Video

Release date:12 May 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1109
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 4214



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