The Best of Hubble
Largest Images
(highest resolution)

These are the largest (best resolution) images available from the Hubble Space Telescope. All are at or near the original resolution of the digital cameras on the spacecraft, so are the best available anywhere.

Each thumbnail links to a page containing several formats/sizes. The TIFF linked there (under "Full resolution" in the "Image formats" section) is the best available. The JPEGs are nearly as good but are smaller files.

"Release" numbers (such as PRC03-11) link to the full release with caption and other supporting material.

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Image
Pixel Size TIFF Size
Object Name
Object Type Instrument
Release
Image Credit
Carina Nebula
29x14Kpx
403Mpx
479MB
Carina
Nebula
Star-forming Region

HST
ACS/WFCx32

PRC07-16
NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), & The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
M81 22x15Kpx
328Mpx
690MB
M81
Spiral Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
PRC07-19
NASA, ESA, & The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Orion Nebula
18x18Kpx
309Mpx
385MB
Orion
Nebula
Star-forming Region

HST
ACS/WFCx104

ESO MPI 2.2m
WFI

PRC06-01
NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) & the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team
Helix Nebula
16x16Kpx
244Mpx
285MB
Helix
Nebula
Planetary Nebula

HST
ACS/WFCx9

WIYN 0.9m
Mosaic

PRC03-11
NASA, NOAO, ESA, The Hubble Helix Team, M. Meixner (STScI), & T.A. Rector (NRAO)
M101 15x12Kpx
187Mpx
442MB
M101
Spiral Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
PRC06-10
NASA, ESA, & K. Kuntz (JHU/GSFC)
GOODS HDF-N
90.8Mpx 154MB
GOODS
HDF-N
Survey HST
ACS/WFC
x15
PRC03-18d
NASA, ESA, the GOODS Team & M. Giavalisco (STScI)
GOODS CDF-S
88.7Mpx 150MB
GOODS
CDF-S
Survey HST
ACS/WFC
x15
PRC03-18e
NASA, ESA, the GOODS Team and M. Giavalisco (STScI)
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
87.2Mpx 205MB
Whirlpool Galaxy
M51
Spiral Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
x6
PRC05-12b

NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Sombrero Galaxy
11x7Kpx
79.2Mpx
239MB
Coma Cluster
Galaxy Cluster HST
ACS/WFC
x6
PRC08-24
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Sombrero Galaxy
73.8Mpx 211MB
Sombrero Galaxy
M104
Spiral Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
x6
PRC03-28
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
M82
67Mpx 181MB
M82
Active Galaxy

HST
ACS/WFCx6

PRC06-14
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
NGC 346
671.1Mpx 167MB
Arp 273
Interacting Galaxy HST
WFC3/UVIS
PRC11-11a
NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
NGC 346
43.7Mpx 74.9MB
NGC 346
Interacting Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
x3
PRC05-12a
NASA, ESA and A. Nota (STScI)
M31 Halo
40.9Mpx 122MB
M31 Halo
Spiral Galaxy
Stars
HST
ACS/WFC
PRC03-15a
NASA, ESA and T. Brown (STScI)
Helix Nebula
38.8Mpx 50MB
Helix
Nebula
Planetary Nebula

HST
ACS/WFCx9

CTIO 4m
Mosaic II

PRC04-32
NASA, ESA, and C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt)
HUDF
37.5Mpx 110MB
Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Survey HST
ACS/WFC
PRC04-07a
NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team
Eagle Nebula M16
28.7Mpx 66.1MB
Eagle Nebula
M16
Emission Nebula

HST
ACS/WFC
x2

PRC05-12b
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Galaxy NGC 3370
25.6Mpx 76.9MB
NGC 3370
Spiral Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
PRC03-24
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Galaxy NGC 1300 24.0Mpx 62.9MB
NGC 1300
Barred Spiral Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
x2
PRC05-01 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Galaxy NGC 300 19.5Mpx 57.1MB
NGC 300
Spiral Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
x2
PRC04-13 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Galaxy NGC 1672 19.2Mpx 47.3MB
NGC 1672
Barred Spiral Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
x2
PRC07-15 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Orion Nebula 15.4Mpx 27.6MB
Orion Nebula
Star-forming region HST
ACS/WFC
PRC06-01c NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Tadpole Galaxy
15.1Mpx 39.0MB
Tadpole Galaxy
Interacting Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
PRC02-11a
NASA, ESA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (USCS/LO), M.Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), the ACS Science Team
Ring Galaxy
15.0Mpx 43.8MB
AM 0644-741
Ring Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
PRC04-15
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689
14.7Mpx 47.9MB
Abell 1689
Galaxy Cluster HST
ACS/WFC
PRC03-01a
NASA, ESA, N. Benitez (JHU), T. Broadhurst (The Hebrew University), H. Ford (JHU), M. Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), G. Illingworth (UCO/Lick Observatory), the ACS Science Team
Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689
14.3Mpx 41.3MB
HUDF Parallel
Survey HST
ACS/WFC
PRC05-20
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
HDF-S
13.7Mpx 33.2MB
Hubble Deep Field South
Survey HST
WFPC2
PRC98-41b
NASA, ESA, R. Williams (STScI) and the HDF-S Team
Cone Nebula
12.2Mpx 30.7MB
Kepler's Supernova Remnant
Supernova Remnant HST
ACS/WFC
PRC04-29c
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Cone Nebula
13.2Mpx 28.6MB
Cone
Nebula
Emission Nebula HST
ACS/WFC
PRC02-11b
NASA, ESA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (USCS/LO), M.Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), the ACS Science Team
NGC 1316
11.1Mpx 15.1MB
Orion Nebula Details
Star-forming Region HST
ACS/WFC
PRC06-01b
NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team 
NGC 1316
11.1Mpx 15.6MB
Orion Nebula Details
Star-forming Region HST
ACS/WFC
PRC06-01b
NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team 
NGC 1316
11.1Mpx 13.1MB
Orion Nebula Details
Star-forming Region HST
ACS/WFC
PRC06-01b
NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team 
NGC 1316
11.1Mpx 17.6MB
Orion Nebula Details
Star-forming Region HST
ACS/WFC
PRC06-01b
NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team 
NGC 1316
11.1Mpx 15.2MB
Orion Nebula Details
Star-forming Region HST
ACS/WFC
PRC06-01b
NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team 
NGC 1316
11.1Mpx 16.8MB
Orion Nebula Details
Star-forming Region HST
ACS/WFC
PRC06-01b
NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team 
NGC 1316
10.1Mpx 30.3MB
NGC 1316
Elliptical Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
PRC03-11
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Pencil Nebula
10.2Mpx 30.6MB
Pencil
Nebula
Supernova Remnant HST
ACS/WFC
PRC03-16
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Trifid Nebula
9.8Mpx 28.8MB
Trifid Nebula
Emission Nebula HST
WFPC2
x4
PRC04-17b
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
HDF-N
8.8Mpx 26.4MB
Hubble Deep Field North
Survey HST
WFPC2
PRC96-01c
NASA, ESA, R. Williams (STScI) and the Hubble Deep Field Team
AM 0644-741

6.1Mpx

24.5MB
AM 0644-741
Ring Galaxy HST
ACS/WFC
PRC04-15
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Globular Cluster NGC 6397

6.1Mpx

24.4MB
NGC 6397
Globular Cluster HST
ACS/WFC
PRC03-21
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Orion Nebula
7.7Mpx 23.0MB
Orion
Nebula
Emission Nebula HST
WFPC2
x11
PRC95-45
NASA, ESA, C.R. O'Dell and S.K. Wong (Rice University)
Mice Galaxies
7.1Mpx 15.3MB
Mice Galaxies
Interacting Galaxies HST
ACS/WFC
PRC02-11d
NASA, ESA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (USCS/LO), M.Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), and the ACS Science Team
LMC N 49
6.9Mpx 20.7MB
LMC N 49
Emission Nebula HST
WFPC2
PRC03-20
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
M17 Nebula
5.8Mpx 10.9MB
M17
Emission Nebula HST
ACS/WFC
PRC02-11c
NASA, ESA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (USCS/LO), M.Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), the ACS Science Team

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Zolt Levay, STScI
July 20, 2011