Composite of several exposures taken in visible light between January and April 2010 with Hubble
's Wide Field Camera 3.
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||14h 22m 3.811s|
|Declination||−00° -23′ 14.82″|
|Helio radial velocity||1652|
|Apparent magnitude (B)||12.80|
|NGC 5584, K73 626, QDOT B1419491-000919, Z 1419.8-0009, 6dFGS gJ142223.8-002315, LEDA 51344, SDSS J142223.76-002315.6, Z 19-8, GSC 04977-00156, 2MASX J14222381-0023148, TC 541, HIPASS J1422-00, MCG+00-37-001, UGC 9201, IRAS 14198-0009, PSCz Q14198-0009, UZC J142223.7-002310|
NGC 5584 is a barred spiral galaxy, more than 50,000 light-years across, that resides 72 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo.
The blue areas the Hubble Space Telescope image are young stars, the darker areas are dust lanes, while the reddish spots and splotches are galaxies in the background.
250 Cepheid variables have been observed in NGC 5584.
The image is a composite of several exposures taken in visible light between January and April 2010 with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3.
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