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May 31, 2001 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-16

Hubble Unveils a Galaxy in Living Color

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 1512
Object Description: Barred spiral galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 04h 03m 54.4s
Dec. -43° 20' 55.0''
Constellation: Horologium
Distance: 9.2 million pc (30 million light-years)
Scale:

The galaxy is 70,000 light-years across.
The circumnuclear starburst ring is 2,400 light-years wide.

About the Data 
Instruments
Exposure Dates
Filters:
FOC NICMOS WFPC2
July 18, 1993 July 29, 1998 March 5, 1999
F220W (2200Å) F160W (1.6mm),
F187W (1.8mm)
F336W (U), F658N (redshifted Ha),
F547M (Strömgren y), F814W (I)
Principal Astronomers:

D. Maoz (Tel-Aviv University/Columbia University), A. J. Barth (Harvard CfA), L. C. Ho (Carnegie Obs.), A. Sternberg (Tel-Aviv University and A. V. Filippenko (UC Berkeley).