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August 5, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-30

Globular Clusters Tell Tale of Star Formation in Nearby Galaxy Metropolis

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About the Objects
Name Position (J2000) Distance
NGC 4660, VCC 2000 R.A. 12h44m 32s.07
Dec. +11° 11' 24".9
15.0 Mpc or 49 million light-years
NGC 4458, VCC 1146 R.A. 12h 28m 57s.6
Dec. +13° 14' 29".9
16.2 Mpc or 53 million light-years
IC 3506, VCC 1539 R.A. 12h 34m 6s.74
Dec. +12° 44' 29".8
16.8 Mpc or 55 million light-years
2MASX
J12441198+1256306,
VCC 1993
R.A. 12h 44m 12s.02
Dec. +12° 56' 30".2
16.4 Mpc or 53.5 million light-years
Description: ACS Virgo Cluster Survey Galaxies
Constellation: Virgo
About the Data
Science Team: This image was created from HST data from proposals 9401: P. Cote (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, BC), J. Blakeslee (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory/Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics and Washington State University), L. Ferrarese (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, BC), A. Jordan (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), S. Mei (Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees), D. Merritt (Rochester Institute of Technology), M. Milosavljevic (California Institute of Technology), J. Tonry (University of Hawaii), E. Peng (Peking University, Beijing), and M. West (European Southern Observatory, Chile).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Filters: F475W (SDSS g) and F850LP (z)
Exposure Date(s): December 2002 - December 2003
About the Release
Release Credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Peng (Peking University, Beijing)
Release Date: August 5, 2008
Orientation: Hubble ACS Images of Virgo Cluster Galaxies: NGC 4660, NGC 4458, IC 3506, and VCC 1993