Spiral Galaxy NGC 1309
100 million light-years (30 Megaparsecs)
Hubble data for this release were obtained from the following proposals:
10497, 10802, 11570, and 12880: A. Riess (JHU/STScI) et al.
10711: K. Noll (NASA/GSFC) et al.
12913: S. Jha (Rutgers University) et al.
The science team comprises: C. McCully and S. Jha (Rutgers University), R. Foley (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), L. Bildsten (University of California, Santa Barbara/ Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics) W.-f. Fong and R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian/CfA), G. Marion (University of Texas, Austin and Harvard-Smithsonian/CfA), A. Riess (JHU/STScI) and M. Stritzinger (Aarhus University, Denmark).
F435W (B) F555W (V), and F814W (I)
This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS/WFC instrument. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image as follows:
Blue: F435W (B)
Green: F555W (V)
Red: F814W (I)