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October 30, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-37

Hubble Scores a Perfect Ten

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object
Object Name: Arp 147
Object Description: Interacting Galaxies
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 11m 18s.90
Dec. +01° 18' 52".99
Constellation: Cetus
Distance: 440 million light-years (130 Megaparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is roughly 1.2 arcminutes (154,000 light-years or 47 kiloparsecs) wide.
About the Data
Science Team: This image was created from HST data from proposal 11902: M. Livio, K. Noll, M. Mutchler, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and W. Januszewski (STScI).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): October 27/28, 2008
Exposure Time: 6 hours
Filters: F450W (B), F606W (V), and F814W (I)
About this Release
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio (STScI)
Release Date: October 30, 2008
Color: The image is a composite of separate exposures made by the WFPC2 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Three filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:
F450W (B) blue
F606W (V) green
F814W (I) red