ESA/Hubble Outreach Images - ESDC
esa/hubble outreach images
The Hubble Space Telescope is a collaboration between ESA and NASA. Launched in 1990, this space-based observatory perform observations that are carried out in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light. In many ways Hubble has revolutionised modern astronomy, by not only being an efficient tool for making new discoveries, but also by engaging the general public in astronomy with its beautiful images.
The ESA/Hubble and ESASky teams have collaboratively developed an application programming interface that connects the images on the ESA/Hubble website with the ESASky application, which allows users to overlay outreach images released by the ESA/Hubble team on top of the ESASky public astronomical data.
In Explorer mode, click on the Hubble icon to display all the available outreach images. Click on a footprint or on a list item and the outreach image is overlaid on the sky. A text box opens with the description of the image and the link to its location on the ESA/Hubble website. You can play with the opacity by moving the Image Opacity bar to the left and to the right.
See here for the press release about this feature.
IMPORTANT: These images are created for outreach purposes and they are not intended for scientific use.