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News Release 88 of 1057

January 5, 2015 05:15 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2015-02

Hubble's High-Definition Panoramic View of the Andromeda Galaxy

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Image: Hubble M31 PHAT Mosaic in Ground-based Image of M31

Hubble M31 PHAT Mosaic in Ground-based Image of M31

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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

The Hubble Space Telescope M31 PHAT mosaic image is shown in context with a ground-based image of galaxy M31. The background image, taken by Robert Gendler, was made by compositing M31 data from a 12.5-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope with M31 data from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Object Names: M31, Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 224

Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI/AURA)

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

Credit for Ground-based Background Image of M31: (c) 2008 R. Gendler, Used with Permission

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