Compass/Scale Image for NGC 1846
160,000 light-years (49,000 parsecs)
This image was created from HST data from proposal 10595: P. Goudfrooij (STScI), F. De Angeli (University of Cambridge), V. Kozhurina-Platais (STScI), R. Chandar (University of Toledo), T. Puzia (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), and T. Brown (STScI).
F435W (B), F555W (V), and F814W (I)
This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using three broadband filters. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:
Blue: F435W (B)
Green: F555W (V)
Red: F814W (I)