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January 9, 2001 12:30 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-02

Intergalactic 'Pipeline' Funnels Matter Between Colliding Galaxies

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About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 1409/1410
Object Description: Pair of colliding/interacting galaxies
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 41m 10.49s
Dec. -01°18' 09.0"
Constellation: Taurus
Distance: About 100 Mpc (300 million light-years)

The galaxies' centers are only 7000 pc (23,000 light-years) apart.

About the Data 
Instrument: STIS
Exposure Date: October 25, 1999
Exposure Time: 1.6 hours
Filters: Red: Long-pass (7230Å), Green: Clear (5850Å), Blue: Difference
Principal Astronomers: W.C. Keel (University of Alabama)
About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and W.C. Keel (University of Alabama)
Release Date: January 9, 2001 9:30 a.m.(PST)/12:30 p.m.(EST)
Orientation: Intergalactic 'Pipeline' Funnels Matter Between Colliding Galaxies NGC 1410 and NGC 1409