M31, The Andromeda Galaxy
Image Credit: Robert Gendler / HSC
Collaboration / Kavli IPMU / NAOJ / DSS / HLA
from Multiple Data Sources
8.2 Meter Subaru Telescope (NAOJ),
Sky Survey, Hubble Legacy Archive
Image Processing : Robert Gendler
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The image was made using "first
light" data from the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC).
Image data courtesy "Kavli
Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli
The press release for the original
image release is here
size image is 2.6 GB (34200 X 27108)
For a larger image click on image or desired
Sky Surveys were produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute
under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys
are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt
Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope. The
plates were processed into the present compressed digital form
with the permission of these institutions.
The National Geographic Society - Palomar Observatory Sky Atlas
(POSS-I) was made by the California Institute of Technology with
grants from the National Geographic Society.
The Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II) was made by
the California Institute of Technology with funds from the National
Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Sloan
Foundation, the Samuel Oschin Foundation, and the Eastman Kodak
The Oschin Schmidt Telescope is operated by the California Institute
of Technology and Palomar Observatory.
The UK Schmidt Telescope was operated by the Royal Observatory
Edinburgh, with funding from the UK Science and Engineering Research
Council (later the UK Particle Physics and Astronomy Research
Council), until 1988 June, and thereafter by the Anglo-Australian
Observatory. The blue plates of the southern Sky Atlas and its
Equatorial Extension (together known as the SERC-J), as well as
the Equatorial Red (ER), and the Second Epoch [red] Survey (SES)
were all taken with the UK Schmidt.
All data are subject to the copyright given in the copyright summary.
Copyright information specific to individual plates is provided
in the downloaded FITS headers.
Supplemental funding for sky-survey work at the ST ScI is provided
by the European Southern Observatory.