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Dwarf galaxy UGCA 281

Dwarf galaxy UGCA 281

Date: 17 May 2018
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: UGCA 281
Copyright: NASA, ESA, and the LEGUS team

UGCA 281 is a blue compact dwarf galaxy located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. Within it, two giant star clusters appear brilliant white and are swaddled by greenish hydrogen gas clouds. These clusters are responsible for most of the recent star formation in UGCA 281; the rest of the galaxy is comprised of older stars and appears redder in colour. The reddish objects in the background are background galaxies that appear through the diffuse dwarf galaxy.

The image is a composite using both ultraviolet light and visible light, gathered with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
15-Jul-2024 06:21 UT

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