News Release Archive:

News Release 701 of 1044

January 6, 2000 01:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-01

Fireworks of Star Formation Light up a Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 4214
Object Description: Galaxy with Bright Star Forming Regions
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 15m 40s
Dec. +36° 19' 36''
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Distance: The distance to NGC 4214 is 13 million light-years (4.1 Mpc).

The image is 1.8 arcminutes (2.1 kpc) wide.

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date: July 22, 1997
Exposure Time: 2.4 hours
Filters: F336W (U), F502N ([O III]), F555W (V), F656N (H-alpha), F702N (R), F814W (I)
Principal Astronomers:

J. MacKenty, J. Maíz-Apellániz (STScI), C. Norman (JHU), N. Walborn (STScI), R. Burg (JHU), R. Griffiths (Carnegie Mellon University), Rosemary Wyse (JHU)

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: January 6, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EST)
Orientation: North is toward the lower left of the image, East is toward the lower right of the image.