about us   subscribe   site map   
 

Image Archive
• Hall of Fame
• Wallpapers
• Zoomable
• View All
• Top 100
• Top 100 zip file (1GB)
• Advanced Search
• Image formats

Largest ever galaxy portrait — stunning HD image of Pinwheel Galaxy

Click for larger image

This new Hubble image reveals the gigantic Pinwheel galaxy, one of the best known examples of “grand design spirals”, and its supergiant star-forming regions in unprecedented detail. The image is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy ever taken with Hubble.

Credit:

Image: European Space Agency & NASA

Acknowledgements:

Project Investigators for the original Hubble data: K.D. Kuntz (GSFC), F. Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (JPL), J. Mould (NOAO), and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana)

Image processing: Davide de Martin (ESA/Hubble)

CFHT image: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/J.-C. Cuillandre/Coelum

NOAO image: George Jacoby, Bruce Bohannan, Mark Hanna/NOAO/AURA/NSF

 

Info

Related News
Related Videos
Id:heic0602a
Object:Messier 101, M 101, Pinwheel Galaxy
Type:Galaxy
Instru-ment:ACS, WFPC2, ground-based
Width:12392
Height:15852

Downloads

Images
Fullsize Original
455,405 KB
Massive file!
Large JPEG
63,623 KB
Massive file!
Publication TIFF
29,642 KB
Massive file!
Publication JPEG
10,295 KB
Screensize JPEG
299 KB
 
Zoomable
Zoomable

 
Wallpapers
1024 x 768
347 KB
1280 x 1024
602 KB
1600 x 1200
943 KB