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March 31, 2005 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-11

Hubble Spies Cosmic Dust Bunnies

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 1316, Fornax A
Object Description: Elliptical Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 22m 41.5s
Dec. 37° 12' 33"
Constellation: Fornax
Distance: The galaxy is roughly 75 million light-years (23 Megaparsecs) away.
Dimensions: This image is 2.7 arcminutes (60,000 light-years or 18,000 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: These data are from the HST program 9409: P. Goudfrooij (STScI), F. Schweizer (Carnegie Observatories), and B. Whitmore (STScI). Also involved with the analysis of these data: D. Karakla (STScI).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): March 4/7, 2003
Exposure Time: 3.8 hours
Filters: F435W (B), F555W (V), F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: March 31, 2005
Orientation: The Dusty Galaxy NGC 1316