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News Release 666 of 1051

March 1, 2001 01:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-07

NGC 4013: A Galaxy on the Edge

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 4013
Object Description: Edge-on Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 11h 58m 31.13s
Dec. +43° 56' 50.1"
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: About 17 Mpc (55 million light-years)

The visible portion of the galaxy is 10.7 kpc (35,000 light-years) along its length.

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Dates: January 25, 2000
Exposure Time: 1.7 hours
Filters: Red F814W (I), Green F555W (V), Blue F450 (B)
Principal Astronomers: J. C. Howk (Johns Hopkins University) and B. D. Savage (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: March 1, 2001 1:00 a.m. (EST)
Orientation: NGC 4013: A Galaxy on the Edge