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News Release 635 of 1048

November 1, 2001 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-37

Hubble Reveals Ultraviolet Galactic Ring

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 6782
Object Description: Barred-Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 19h 23m 57.2s
Dec. -59° 55' 21.0''
Constellation: Pavo
Distance: 56 Mpc (183 million light-years)

This image is approximtely 100 arcseconds wide. At this galaxy's distance, this corresponds to a physical size of 27,000 parsec or 82,000 light-years.

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Filters: F300 (U); F450 (B); F606W (V); F814W (I)
Exposure Dates: June 22, 2000; June 9, 2001
Exposure Time: 1.3 hours
Filters: F300 (U); F450 (B); F606W (V); F814W (I)
Principal Astronomers:

June 2000 data:
The HST mid-UV Team: R. Windhorst (PI), C. Chiarenza, S. Odewahn, and V. Taylor (ASU); R. de Grijs (Univ. of Cambridge); R. de Jong (STScI); P. Eskridge (MNSU); J.Frogel (Ohio State Univ.); J. Gallagher (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison); C. Conselice (CalTech); J. Hibbard (NRAO); L.D. Matthews (CfA); J. MacKenty (STScI); and R. O'Connell (Univ. of Virginia)

June 2001 data:
R. Windhorst (ASU), P. Eskridge (MNSU), J. Frogel (Ohio State Univ), The Mid-UV Team and The Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll (PI), H. Bond, C. Christian, S. Crawshaw, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, J. Lee, Z. Levay, T. Royle (STScI)

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: November 1, 2001 9:00 a.m. (EST)
Orientation: Galaxy NGC 6782