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News Release 569 of 1051

January 6, 2004 09:30 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-02

Too Fast, Too Furious: A Galaxy's Fatal Plunge

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: C153
Object Description: Galaxy C153 in Cluster Abell 2125
Position (J2000): R.A. 15h 41m 09s.76
Dec. +66° 15' 45".0
Constellation: Ursa Major/Draco boundary
Distance: 3 billion light-years (920 million parsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 34 arcseconds (500,000 light-years or 150,000 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: HST Data: [7279] F. Owen (NRAO), W. Keel (U. AL), M. Ledlow (Gemini Obs.), G. Morrison (UNM), V. Andersen (U. AL)
Chandra Data: [02800347] Q. Daniel Wang (U Mass.)
KPNO Data: [0214] F. Owen (NRAO), W. Keel (U. Alabama), R. Windhorst (ASU), E. Richards (U. Alabama)
VLA Data: [AO137/AO152] F. Owen (NRAO)
Mission: HST Chandra KPNO 4-m VLA
Instrument: WFPC2 ACIS-I CCD Mosaic A and B arrays
Exposure Date(s): Sept 1999 Aug 2001 Jun 2000 Apr/May 1998
Exposure Time: 7.2 hours 22 hours 2.0/4.0 hr 27 hours
Filters: F606W, F814W 0.5-2 keV B, 4686 1.36 Ghz, 21.9 cm
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, W. Keel (U Ala.), F. Owen (NRAO), M. Ledlow (Gemini Obs.), and D. Wang (U Mass.)
Release Date: January 6, 2004
Orientation: Images from Several Telescopes Combined to Show Galaxy C153 in Cluster Abell 2125