Star Field in M31 Imaged by Hubble WFC3
Star Field in M31 Imaged by Hubble WFC3
Download Options

Fast Facts
News release ID: STScI-2011-15
Release Date: May 23, 2011
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged the star field around the Cepheid variable V1 in M31. This two-color image shows individually resolved stars in the outer disk of the Andromeda Galaxy. The soft, brown swirls are dust lanes obscuring light from stars farther away from our line of sight. The blue cluster towards the upper right of the image contains massive young stars that are emanating intense ultraviolet light. The Cepheid variable, V1, the first Cepheid ever found outside of our own galaxy, is a moderate-looking star in the lower left of the image.


Tags
Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Spiral Galaxies, Star Fields, Stars, Variable Stars

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)