This is an open edition museum wrapped giclée on canvas of a composite image of the Sombrero Galaxy in visible and infrared light.
About the image
NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes joined forces to create this striking composite image of one of the most popular sights in the universe. Messier 104 is commonly known as the Sombrero galaxy because in visible light, it resembles the broad-brimmed Mexican hat. However, in Spitzer's striking infrared view, the galaxy looks more like a "bull's eye."
In Hubble's visible light image, only the near rim of dust can be clearly seen in silhouette. Recent observations using Spitzer's infrared array camera uncovered the bright, smooth ring of dust circling the galaxy, seen in red. Spitzer's infrared view of the starlight, piercing through the obscuring dust, is easily seen, along with the bulge of stars and an otherwise hidden disk of stars within the dust ring. Hubblesite
- museum wrapped giclée on canvas
- Date: 4-2012
- Edition Size: open
- Dimensions: 20 x 36
- Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from the publisher
- Made in the USA