Used two separate instruments to view the galaxy 48 million light-years away

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It was noteworthy that the Hubble Space Telescope created an image of the galaxy NCG 1097 using two separate instruments.

Used two separate instruments to view the galaxy 48 million light-years away

spiral galaxy; It is located 48 million light-years away in the constellation of Fornax and has a twisted shape due to gravitational interactions with the galaxy NCG 1097A.

NGC 1097 was imaged using Hubble’s wide-field camera 3 (WFC3) and its advanced camera for surveys (ACS). Both WFC3 and ACS were used to acquire images at specific wavelengths. Both instruments observed the galaxy, then data from both were combined to create the released snapshot.

Scientists explained how the images from Hubble were created with these words: “Our eyes can detect light waves with optical wavelengths between about 380 and 750 nanometers. Our brain interprets these particular wavelengths as colors. In contrast, telescope cameras like the WFC3 or ACS are sensitive to a single, wide range of wavelengths to maximize the amount of light collected.”

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