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December 19, 2002 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-16

A Tiny Galaxy is Born

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: POX 186, PGC 046982
Object Description: Dwarf Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 25m 50.0s
Dec. –11° 37' 36.0"
Constellation: Virgo
Distance: About 21 megaparsecs (68,500,000 light-years)
Dimensions: This image is 12.7 arcseconds wide. At the distance to NGC 1705, this corresponds to roughly 1,300 parsecs (4,200 light-years).
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2 STIS
Exposure Date(s): March 15, 2000 June 16, 2000
Exposure Time: 2 hours 1.2 hours
Filters and Gratings: F336W (U), F555W (V), F814W (I) G140L, G230L
Principal Astronomers: M. Corbin (CSC/STScI) and W. Vacca (MPE, Garching)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and M. Corbin (CSC/STScI)
Release Date: December 19, 2002
Orientation: POX 186: A Tiny Galaxy is Born