Detail of NGC 300 - Star Formation in Spiral Arms
7 million light-years
This image was created from HST data from proposals 10915: J. Dalcanton (University of Washington), and collaborators.
F475W (B), F606W (V), and F814W (I)
This image is a composite of separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Three filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:
Blue: F475W (B)
Green: F606W (V)
Red: F814W (I)