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News Release 209 of 992

February 17, 2011 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-06

Hubble Shows New Image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 2841
Object Description: Flocculent Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 9h 22m 02.64s Dec. +50° 58' 35.47"
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: About 46 million light-years (14 million parsecs)
Dimensions: The image is 2.6 arcminutes (34,000 light-years or 10,500 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 11360: R. O'Connell (University of Virginia), B. Balick (University of Washington), H. Bond (STScI), D. Calzetti (University of Massachusetts), M. Carollo (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), M. Disney (University of Wales, College of Cardiff), M. Dopita (Australian National University), J. Frogel (Ohio State University Research Foundation), D. Hall (University of Hawaii), J. Holtzman (New Mexico State University), P. McCarthy (Carnegie Institution of Washington), F. Paresce (European Southern Observatory, Germany), A. Saha (NOAO/AURA), J. Silk (University of Oxford), A. Walker (NOAO/CTIO), B. Whitmore (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and E. Young (University of Arizona).
Instrument: WFC3/UVIS
Exposure Date(s): January 5-7, 2010
Exposure Time: 2 hours
Filters: F336W (U), F547M (y), F657N (H-alpha + [N II]), and F814W (I)
About this Release
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Acknowledgment: M. Crockett and S. Kaviraj (Oxford University, UK), R. O'Connell (University of Virginia), B. Whitmore (STScI), and the WFC3 Scientific Oversight Committe
Release Date: February 17, 2010
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3 instrument on HST. Several filters were used to sample broad and narrow wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
F336W (U) blue
F547M (y) green
F657N (H-alpha + [N II]) red-orange
F814W (I) red
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image for NGC 2841