M100 core WFPC1

M100 core WFPC1

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News release ID: STScI-2018-48
Release Date: Dec 4, 2018
Image Use: Copyright
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This image of spiral galaxy M100 was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field/Planetary Camera 1 in 1993. The photo is blurry due to a manufacturing flaw in Hubble's primary mirror, which created an optical effect called spherical aberration. Celestial images could not be brought into a single focus.

Galaxies, Observations, Spiral Galaxies


NASA, ESA, and Judy Schmidt