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June 3, 1999 12:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-25

Magnificent Details in a Dusty Spiral Galaxy

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About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 4414
Object Description: Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 26m 27s
Dec. +31° 13' 29"
Constellation: Coma Berenices
Distance: 19.1 megaparsecs (62,000,000 light-years)
Dimensions: The image is 2.4 arcminutes on the vertical side.The galaxy has a diameter of 17,000 pc (56,000 light-years).
About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2 
Exposure Dates: April/June, 1995; April, 1999
Exposure Time: 3.5 hours
Filters: F439(B), F555W(V), F814W(I)
Principal Astronomers: 1995 Image: W.L. Freedman (Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington), J.R. Mould (MSSSO), R.C. Kennicutt; (U. Arizona), B.F.Madore (NED) and collaborator. 

1999 Image: L. Frattare, H. Bond, C. Christian, J. English, F. Hamilton, A. Kinney, Z. Levay, K. Noll (The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))

About the Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: June 3, 1999 12:00 noon (EDT)
Orientation: North is toward the left of the image.