HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE NGC602 IN OPTICAL RED, GREEN, BLUE (RGB) LIGHT.

HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE NGC602 IN OPTICAL RED, GREEN, BLUE (RGB) LIGHT.

HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE NGC602 IN OPTICAL RED, GREEN, BLUE (RGB) LIGHT.

Photo By: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (Links below).

This image (Released on Jan 8, 2007) is the same image of NGC 602 as I posted yesterday but its Hubble Space Telescope optical data only, so no Infrared or X-ray data overlays from Spitzer or Chandra. Again you are seeing a cavity being blown open in this parent nebula as the new stars within are pushing with all of their might to get a look at the universe around them and let everyone know they’re here. Just figured you would enjoy a look at the difference between the two photos. Some even prefer this one to the three telescope overlay. Personally, I think they’re both amazing and should be viewed for not just what they look like in beauty, but what they are telling us about the universe we reside within from a scientific standpoint.

NAME: NGC 602, the “Wing”.
WHAT IS IT?: A star forming region of 3 open star clusters (NGC 602a, b & c) and nebulae.
HOW BIG IS IT?: Approximately 160 light years (3 arcminutes) in diameter.
HOW FAR AWAY IS IT?: 180,000 light years distant.
APPARENT MAGNITUDE?: N/A
WHERE IS IT? (General): Located in “The Wing” region of one of the satellite galaxies to our Milky Way; The Small Magellanic Cloud Dwarf Galaxy, which is in the southern constellation Tucana.
WHERE IS IT? (Exact RA/DEC (J2000): RA 01h 29m 12.40s | Dec -73° 32′ 01.70″

NASA Hubblesite page for this image: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/pr2007004a/npp/all/

NASA Hubblesite News Center page for this image: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/04/image/a/

ESA Hubble page for this image: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0702a/

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One Response to HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE NGC602 IN OPTICAL RED, GREEN, BLUE (RGB) LIGHT.

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