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April 22, 2004 09:03 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-15

The Lure of the Rings

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About the Object
Object Name: AM 0644-741, Lindsay-Shapley Ring Galaxy
Object Description: Ring Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 6h 43m 16s.59
Dec. -74° 14' 22".23
Constellation: Volans
Distance: Approximately 300 million light-years (92 million parsecs)
Dimensions: This image is roughly 3 arcminutes (260,000 light-years or 81,000 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposal: 9983: K. Noll, L. Frattare, H. Bond, C. Christian, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, T. Royle and I. Jordan (STScI), and J. Higdon (Cornell University).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): January 16/17, 2004
Exposure Time: 2.8 hours
Filters: F435W (B), F555W (V), F625W (r), F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: April 22, 2004
Orientation: Blue Stars Ring Nucleus of Galaxy AM 0644-741