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May 6, 1999 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-16

Internet Voters Get Two Galaxies in One from Hubble

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About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 4650A
Object Description: Polar-ring Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 44m 52s
Dec. -40° 42' 52"
Constellation : Centaurus
Distance: 130 million light-years (40 Mpc)
Dimensions: Diameter of polar ring: 18 kpc (60,000 light-years)
About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Dates: April 7-9, 1999
Exposure Time: 5.6 hours
Filters: F450W(B), F606W(V), F814W(I)
Principal Astronomers: J. Gallagher (U. Wisconsin-Madison), L. Matthews (NRAO-Charlottesville), L. Sparke (U. Wisconsin-Madison), A. Kinney, K. Noll, L. Frattare, H. Bond, C. Christian, J. English, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay (The Hubble Heritage Team)
About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: May 6, 1999 12:00 pm EST