Release 626 of 1,156

A Poster-Size Image of the Beautiful Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

Release date: Jan 10, 2005 7:00 PM (EST)
Release type: American Astronomical Society Meeting / Hubble Heritage

One of the largest Hubble Space Telescope images ever made of a complete galaxy is being unveiled today at the American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego, Calif. The Hubble telescope captured a display of starlight, glowing gas, and silhouetted dark clouds of interstellar dust in this 4-foot-by-8-foot image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300.