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