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September 6, 2001 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-26

A Galaxy Blazes With Star Formation

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object
Object Name: NGC 3310
Object Description: Starburst galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 38m 45.86s
Dec. +53° 30' 11.5"
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: About 18 Mpc (59 million light-years)
Dimensions: The entire galaxy has a diameter of roughly 16 kpc (52,000 light-years).

About the Data


Note: This image was created from WFPC2 archival data from the science program by G. Meurer (Prop. 6639). Data were also taken from the HST program by R. Windhorst (Prop. 8645).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Dates: March 13, 1997; September 12-13, 2000
Exposure Time: 52 minutes

Prop. 6693: F336W (U), F439W (B), F814W (I);
Prop. 8645: F300W (Wide U), F814W (I)

Principal Astronomers: G.R. Meurer and T.M. Heckman (JHU); C. Leitherer, J. Harris and D. Calzetti (STScI); and M. Sirianni (JHU)

Other data taken from: R. Windhorst, C. Chiarenza, S. Odewahn, and V. Taylor (Arizona State Univ.); R. de Grijs (Univ. of Cambridge); R. de Jong (Univ. of Arizona); P. Eskridge and J.Frogel (Ohio State Univ.); J. Gallagher and C. Conselice (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison); J. Hibbard and L.D. Matthews (NRAO); J. MacKenty (STScI); and R. O'Connell (Univ. of Virginia)
About this Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: September 6, 2001 9:00 a.m.(EDT)
Orientation: Starburst Galaxy NGC 3310 Blazes With Star Formation