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 (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Original Caption Released with Image:

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 Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-05