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News Release 578 of 959

January 11, 2001 12:30 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-04

Hubble's Ultraviolet Views of Nearby Galaxies Yield Clues to Early Universe

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Facts for NGC 3310
About the Object
Object Name: NGC 3310
Object Description: Grand design spiral galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 38m 45.86s
Dec. +53°30' 11.5"
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: About 14 Mpc (46 million light-years)
Dimensions: The galaxy is at least 6.8 kpc (22,000 light-years) across.
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): September 12-13, 2000
Exposure Time: 36 minutes
Filters: Red: F814W (I), Green: F300W (mid-UV) + F814W (I), Blue: F300W (mid-UV)
Principal Astronomers: C. Chiarenza, R. Windhorst (ASU), R. de Jong (Univ. of Arizona), and R. O'Connell (Univ. of Virginia) and The Hubble "Mid-UV" Team: R. Windhorst (PI), C. Chiarenza, S. Odewahn, and V. Taylor (ASU); R. de Grijs (Univ. of Cambridge); R. de Jong (Univ. of Arizona); P. Eskridge, J.Frogel (Ohio State Univ.); J. Gallagher, and C. Conselice, (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison); J. Hibbard, L.D. Matthews (NRAO); J. MacKenty (STScI); and R. O'Connell (Univ. of Virginia).
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, C. Chiarenza, R. Windhorst (ASU), R. de Jong (Univ. of Arizona), R. O'Connell (Univ. of Virginia) and The Hubble "Mid-UV" Team
Release Date: January 11, 2001 9:30 a.m.(PST)/12:30 p.m.(EST)
Orientation: The Central Region of the


Facts for ESO 418-008
About the Object
Object Name: ESO 418-008
Object Description: Spiral galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 31m 30.53s
Dec. -30°12' 44.3"
Constellation: Fornax
Distance: About 17 Mpc (56 million light-years)
Dimensions: The galaxy is about 4.6 kpc (15,000 light-years) across.
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): October 10, 2000
Exposure Time: 34 minutes
Principal Astronomers: V. Taylor, R. Windhorst (ASU), L.D. Matthews (NRAO), J. Gallagher (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison), and The Hubble "Mid-UV" Team: R. Windhorst (PI), C. Chiarenza, S. Odewahn, and V. Taylor (ASU); R. de Grijs (Univ. of Cambridge); R. de Jong (Univ. of Arizona); P. Eskridge, J.Frogel (Ohio State Univ.); J. Gallagher, and C. Conselice, (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison); J. Hibbard, L.D. Matthews (NRAO); J. MacKenty (STScI); and R. O'Connell (Univ. of Virginia).
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, V. Taylor, R. Windhorst (ASU), L.D. Matthews (NRAO), J. Gallagher (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison), and The Hubble "Mid-UV" Team
Release Date: January 11, 2001 9:30 a.m.(PST)/12:30 p.m.(EST)
Orientation: A Tiny, Youthful Spiral Galaxy, ESO 418-008


Facts for UGC 06471 and UGC 06472
About the Object
Object Name: UGC 06471 and UGC 06472
Object Description: Pair of merging galaxies
Position (J2000): R.A. 11h 28m 35.27s
Dec. +58°33' 50.4"
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: About 45 Mpc (145 million light-years)
Dimensions: The galaxy is about 17.3 kpc (56,000 light-years) across.
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): July 11, 2000
Exposure Time: 53 minutes
Filters: Red: F814W (I), Green: F300W (mid-UV), Blue: F255W (mid-UV)
Principal Astronomers: V. Taylor, R. Windhorst (ASU), J. Hibbard (NRAO), and The Hubble "Mid-UV" Team: R. Windhorst (PI), C. Chiarenza, S. Odewahn, and V. Taylor (ASU); R. de Grijs (Univ. of Cambridge); R. de Jong (Univ. of Arizona); P. Eskridge, J.Frogel (Ohio State Univ.); J. Gallagher, and C. Conselice, (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison); J. Hibbard, L.D. Matthews (NRAO); J. MacKenty (STScI); and R. O'Connell (Univ. of Virginia).
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, V. Taylor, R. Windhorst (ASU), J. Hibbard (NRAO), and The Hubble "Mid-UV" Team
Release Date: January 11, 2001 9:30 a.m.(PST)/12:30 p.m.(EST)
Orientation: A Cosmic Collision Between Two Galaxies, UGC 06471 and UGC 06472