Andromeda in Gigapixels

Andromeda in Gigapixels

Andromeda Galaxy

On January 5, 2015, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope released the biggest image ever taken of the Andromeda Galaxy…   Watch the amazing video and the zoom tool of the image…

The image is too large to be easily displayed at full resolution and is best appreciated using the zoom tool.



This image, captured with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the largest and sharpest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as M31.

Andromeda Galaxy by Hubble

This is a cropped version of the full image and has 1.5 billion pixels, 69,563 x 22,230 pixels, requiring 4.3 GB of disk space. You would need more than 600 HD television screens to display the whole image.

It is the biggest Hubble image ever released and shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters embedded in a section of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disc stretching across over 40 000 light-years.

Sharpest ever view of the Andromeda Galaxy



Credit: NASAESA, J. Dalcanton (University of Washington, USA), B. F. Williams (University of Washington, USA), L. C. Johnson (University of Washington, USA), the PHAT team, and R. Gendler.

Super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble (NASA/ESA): spacetelescope.org/images/

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Thank you Maria X.

 

By |2015-07-08T18:48:43+00:00Jan 26, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

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