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October 2, 2003 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-28

Heritage Project Celebrates Five Years of Harvesting the Best Images from Hubble Space Telescope

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About the Object
Object Name: Sombrero Galaxy, M104, NGC 4594
Object Description: Edge-on Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 39m 59s.43
Dec. -11° 37' 23".0
Constellation: Virgo
Distance: 28 million light-years (9 megaparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is roughly 10 arcminutes (82,000 light-years or 25,000 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from data from HST program 9714: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, and T. Royle (STScI).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): May - June 2003
Exposure Time: 10.2 hours
Filters: F435W(B), F555W(V), F625W(r)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: October 2, 2003
Orientation: The Majestic Sombrero Galaxy (M104)