Cepheids in Spiral Galaxy NGC 5584
Cepheids in Spiral Galaxy NGC 5584
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News release ID: STScI-2011-08
Release Date: Mar 14, 2011
Image Use: Copyright
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This illustration shows the location of Cepheid variables found in the spiral galaxy NGC 5584. Ultraviolet, visible, and infrared data taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 in 2010 reveal Cepheids of varying periods. Those stars with periods of less than 30 days and between 30 and 60 days are marked with green and blue circles, respectively. A small number of Cepheids, with periods larger than 60 days, are marked in red.


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Annotated, Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Spiral Galaxies, Stars, Variable Stars

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Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Frattare (STScI);
Science Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Riess (STScI/JHU), and L. Macri (Texas A&M University)