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Individual colour images - 4 (WFPC2, 659 nm)

Individual colour images - 4 (WFPC2, 659 nm)

Date: 31 May 2001
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 1512
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Dan Maoz (Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and Columbia University, USA)

This is the fourth in a sequence of seven images which demonstrate the Hubble telescope's wavelength range, starting in the far ultraviolet and stretching all the way to the infrared.

This image was taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2). The yellow colour (659 nm) represents visible light from (redshifted) ionised hydrogen (H-alpha). The image was taken on 5 March, 1999, and has an exposure time of 5200 s.

This image is issued jointly by NASA and ESA.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
13-Jun-2024 05:06 UT

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