PIA07911: Irregular Dwarf Galaxy IC 1613
 Target Name:  IC 1613
 Mission:  Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
 Spacecraft:  GALEX Orbiter
 Instrument:  GALEX Telescope 
 Product Size:  2032 x 1016 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  California Institute of Technology 
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07911.tif (6.202 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07911.jpg (243.7 kB)

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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.

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