McDonald Observatory image of NGC 4314

McDonald Observatory image of NGC 4314

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News release ID: STScI-1998-21
Release Date: Jun 11, 1998
Image Use: Copyright
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The image, taken in February 1996 by the 30-inch telescope Prime Focus Camera at the McDonald Observatory in Texas, shows the entire galaxy, including the bar of stars bisecting the core and the outer spiral arms, which begin near the ends of this bar.

Galaxies, Observations, Spiral Galaxies


Credits: G. Fritz Benedict, Andrew Howell, Inger Jorgensen, David Chapell (University of Texas), Jeffery Kenney (Yale University), and Beverly J. Smith (CASA, University of Colorado), and NASA