NGC 3147: A Spiral Giant

Color-composite of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147. NASA/ESA, STScI, Adam Riess (PI). Processing by Jason Major.

Here’s a view of NGC 3147, a spiral galaxy 130 million light-years away in the constellation Draco. This image is made from data acquired by Hubble’s WFC3/UVIS instrument in November 2017 (PI Adam Riess). NGC 3147 is about 140,000 light-years wide, so almost half again as big as our Milky Way.

See this and more of my processed images from the Hubble Space Telescope in my Flickr album here.