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January 8, 2003 12:20 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-04

Giant Radio Jet Coming from Wrong Kind of Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: 0313-192
Object Description: Radio Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 15m 52.10s
Dec. -19° 06' 44.00"
Constellation: Eridanus
Distance: 900 million light-years (300 megaparsecs)
Dimensions: The image is roughly 1.7 arcminutes (1.5 million light-years or 450 kiloparsecs) in width.
About the Data
Telescope: HST VLA (Radio)
Instrument: ACS/WFC "A" Configuration
Exposure Date(s): June 13/16, 2002 November 5/7,1996
Exposure Time: 0.6 hours 8.4 hours
Filters/Frequencies F555W (V), F775W (i) 1400-MHz (L-band), 8.4-Ghz
Principal Astronomers: W. Keel, (U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa), M. Ledlow (Gemini Obs.) and F. Owen (NRAO)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, NRAO/AUI/NSF and W. Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)
Release Date: January 8, 2003
Orientation: Wide View of Giant Radio Jet Coming From Spiral Galaxy 0313-192