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April 4, 2002 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-07

A Galaxy That's All Wound Up

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 2787
Object Description: Galaxy with Spiral Arm Structure
Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 19m 18.90s
Dec. +69° 12' 11.9"
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: About 24 million light-years (7.4 megaparsecs)
Dimensions: The image is roughly 38 arcseconds (4400 light-years or 1300 parsecs) across.
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): January 29, 1999
Exposure Time: 1.2 hours
Principal Astronomers: M. Carollo (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: October 18, 2002
Filters: F450W (Wide B), F555W (V), F814W (I)
Orientation: Tightly Wound Arms of Dust Encircle Nucleus of Galaxy NGC 2787