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June 20, 2013 12:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-23

Colliding Galaxy Pair Takes Flight

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Arp 142, NGC 2936/2937
Object Description: Interacting Galaxy Pair
Position (J2000): RA: 09h 37m 43s.10
Dec: +02° 45' 47".02
Constellation: Hydra
Distance: 326 million light-years (100 megaparsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12812: Hubble Heritage Team: PI: Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, L. Frattare, J. Sokol, J. Mack, T. Borders, W. Januszewski, M. Livio, and C. Christian (STScI); and K. Noll (NASA/GSFC).
Instrument: WFC3/UVIS
Exposure Date(s): June 22, 2012
Filters: F475W (g), F606W (V), and F814W (I)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: June 20, 2013
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3/UVIS instruments. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. 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:
F475W (g) blue
F606W (V) green
F814W (I) red
Orientation: Compass and Scale Image for Arp 142