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November 2, 2000 01:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-34

A Bird's Eye View of a Galaxy Collision

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About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 6745
Object Description: Interacting Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 19h 01m 41.79s
Dec. 40° 44' 44.6"
Constellation: Lyra
Magnitude: 13.3
Distance: About 63.5 Mpc (206 million light-years)

This interacting galaxy system is roughly 1.5 x 0.7 arcminutes
with a major axis of roughly 26 kpc.

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Dates: March 18 - 21, 1996
Exposure Time: 10.3 hours
Filters: Red: F814W (I), Green F555W (V), Blue F336W (U)
Principal Astronomers: Roger Lynds (NOAO), Earl J. O'Neil, Jr. (Steward Obs./Univ of Arizona)
About this Image 
Release Date: November 2, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EST)
Orientation: A Bird's Eye View of a Galaxy Collision