Compass and Scale Image of NGC 3314
NGC 3314, NGC 3314A, NGC 3314B
The distance to NGC 3314A is roughly 117 million light-years (35 Mpc).The distance to NGC 3314B is roughly 140 million light-years (42 Mpc).
The image was created from Hubble data from proposals 9445 and 9977: D. Bennett and S. H. Rhie (University of Notre Dame), I. Bond (Massey University, NZ), W. Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa), and P. Yock (University of Auckland, NZ).
F475W (B) and F606W (V)
This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS instrument. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
Blue: F475W (B)
Green: F475W (B) + F606W (V)