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January 10, 2005 07:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-01

A Poster-Size Image of the Beautiful Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 1300
Object Description: Barred Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 19m 40s.8
Dec. -19° 24' 40"
Constellation: Eridanus
Distance: 69 million light-years away (21 megaparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 5.5 arcminutes (110,000 light-years or 34,000 parsecs).
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 10342: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, W. Januszewski, Z. Levay, and T. Royle (STScI), and P. Knezek (WIYN).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): September 2004
Filters: F435W (B), F555W (V), F814W (I), F658N (H-alpha)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: January 10, 2005
Orientation: Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300