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Starburst Galaxy NGC 1808

Starburst Galaxy NGC 1808

Depicts: NGC 1808, IRAS 05059-3734
Copyright: Jim Flood, an amateur astronomer affiliated with Sperry Observatory at Union College in New Jersey, and Max Mutchler, a member of the Space Telescope Science Institute staff who volunteered to work with Jim

This image, taken with the Hubble telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), provides a close-up view of the galaxy's center, the hotbed of vigorous star formation.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
8-Dec-2022 11:01 UT

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