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April 21, 2009 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-18

Hubble Celebrates Its 19th Anniversary with a "Fountain of Youth"

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Arp 194
Object Description: Interacting galaxy system
Position (J2000): R.A. 11h 57m 55s.30
Dec. +36° 23' 20".00
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 600 million light-years or 184 megaparsecs
Dimensions: This image is 76 arcseconds (220,000 light-years or 68,000 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble images were created from HST data from proposal 11956: K. Noll, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, L. Frattare, M. Livio, W. Januszewski, C. Christian, F. Hamilton, and H. Bond (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): January 14-19, 2009
Exposure Time: 4.7 hours
Filters: F450W (B), F606W (R), and F814W (I)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)
Release Date: April 21, 2009
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:
F814W (I) red
F606W (V) green
F450W (B) blue