Central Bulges of Spiral Galaxies - NGC 5838 (Hubble NICMOS and WFPC2 View)
Depicts: NGC 5838, IRAS 15029+0217
Copyright: NASA, ESA, and Reynier Peletier (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
The bottom row represents composite pictures from Hubble's visible- and infrared-light cameras, the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). Astronomers combined views from both cameras to obtain the true ages of the stars surrounding each galaxy's bulge. The Hubble telescope's sharper resolution allows astronomers to study the intricate structure of a galaxy's core.
Last Update: 1 September 2019