Dwarf Galay NGC 4214

[NGC 4214]

About this image

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. NGC 4214 is a dwarf galaxy that is much smaller than our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Despite its small size, NGC 4214 is undergoing vigorous star formation, made visible by the many red clouds of hydrogen gas. NGC 4214 has a companion, the very small galaxy UGCA 276, which is faintly visible in the upper-right corner of the picture. The image was generated with observations in B (blue), V (cyan), I (orange) and H-alpha (red) filters. This image is rotated counterclockwise 55 degrees from North is up, East is left.

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Minimum credit line: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)

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