This ultraviolet image (left) and visual image (right) from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of the irregular dwarf galaxy IC 1613.
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Irregular Dwarf Galaxy IC 1613

Ultraviolet image (left) and visual image (right) of the irregular dwarf galaxy IC 1613. Low surface brightness galaxies, such as IC 1613, are more easily detected in the ultraviolet because of the low background levels compared to visual wavelengths.

Image details

ID#:
PIA07911

Date added:
2005-05-05

Target:
IC 1613

Mission:
Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

Spacecraft:
GALEX Orbiter

Instruments:
GALEX Telescope

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA07911.tif (6.2 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA07911.jpg (0.24 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC