Closeup of Region of Andromeda Galaxy and Star Clusters
M31, Andromeda Galaxy
2.5 million light-years (0.8 megaparsecs)
Data of M31 were obtained from the HST PHAT Treasury Proposals: P.I. J. Dalcanton (University of Washington) et al. 12055, 12056, 12057, 12058, 12059, 12076, 12070, 12071, 12072, 12073, 12074, 12075, 12114, 12105, 12106, 12107, 12108, 12109, 12111, 12112, 12113, 12114, and 12115.
The science team comprises: D. Weisz and L.C. Johnson (University of Washington), D. Foreman-Mackey (New York University), A. Dolphin (Raytheon Company), L. Beerman, B. Williams, and J. Dalcanton (University of Washington), H.-W. Rix (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), D. Hogg (New York University/Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), M. Fouesneau (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), B. Johnson (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), E. Bell (University of Michigan), M. Boyer (STScI), D. Gouliermis (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy/University of Heidelberg), P. Guhathakurta (University of California, Santa Cruz), J. Kalirai (STScI), A. Lewis (University of Washington), A. Seth (University of Utah), and E. Skillman (University of Minnesota).
F336W (U), F475W (g), F814W (I), and F160W (H)
This images is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS and WFC3 instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope. Several filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
Blue: WFC3/UVIS F336W (U)
Green: ACS/WFC F475W (g)
Yellow: ACS/WFC F814W (I)
Red: WFC3/IR F160W (H)