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January 14, 2010 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-05

Hubble Catches End of Star-Making Party in Nearby Dwarf Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 2976
Object Description: Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 47m 15s.46
Dec. +67° 54' 59".00
Constellation: Ursa Major
Dimensions: This image is 2.8 arcminutes (9,800 light-years or 3,000 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 10915: J. Dalcanton (University of Washington, Seattle) and collaborators.
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): December 27, 2006 - January 10, 2007
Exposure Time: 1.3 hours
Filters: F475W (B), F606W (V), and F814W (I)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Dalcanton and B. Williams (University of Washington, Seattle)
Release Date: January 14, 2010
Color: The image is a composite of separate exposures made by the ACS/WFC instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Three filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges in the near infrared. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:
F814W (I) red
F606W (V) green
F475W (B) blue