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April 30, 2002 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-11

Hubble's New Camera Delivers Breathtaking Views of the Universe

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About the Object
Object Name: UGC 10214 (Arp 188, "Tadpole Galaxy")
Object Description: Peculiar Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 06m 03.89s
Dec. +55° 25' 30.9"
Constellation: Draco
Distance: About 420 million light-years (130 million parsecs)
Dimensions: The image is roughly 3.2 arcminutes (390,000 light-years or 120 kiloparsecs) across.
About the Data
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): April 1 and 9, 2002
Exposure Time: 8.3 hours
Principal Astronomers: NASA and the ACS Science Team (H. Ford, G. Illingworth, M. Clampin, G. Hartig, T. Allen, K. Anderson, F. Bartko, N. Benitez, J. Blakeslee, R. Bouwens, T. Broadhurst, R. Brown, C. Burrows, . Campbell, E. Cheng, N. Cross, P. Feldman, M. Franx, D. Golimowski, C. Gronwall, R. Kimble, J. Krist, M. Lesser, D. Magee, A. Martel, W. J. McCann, G. Meurer, G. Miley, M. Postman, P. Rosati, M. Sirianni, W. Sparks, P. Sullivan, H. Tran, Z. Tsvetanov, R. White, and R. Woodruff)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (USCS/LO), M. Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), and the ACS Science Team
Release Date: April 30, 2002
Filters: F475W (g), F606W (V), F814 (I)
Orientation: The Tadpole Galaxy: Distorted Victim of Cosmic Collision


About the Object
Object Name: Cone Nebula (NGC 2264)
Object Description: Gaseous Pillar in the Milky Way Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 06h 41m 13.24s
Dec. +09° 25' 13.5"
Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: About 2,500 light-years (770 parsecs)
Dimensions: The image is roughly 3.1 arcminutes (2.25 light-years or 0.7 parsecs) across.
About the Data
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): April 2, 2002
Exposure Time: 3.4 hours
Principal Astronomers: NASA and the ACS Science Team (H. Ford, G. Illingworth, M. Clampin, G. Hartig, T. Allen, K. Anderson, F. Bartko, N. Benitez, J. Blakeslee, R. Bouwens, T. Broadhurst, R. Brown, C. Burrows, . Campbell, E. Cheng, N. Cross, P. Feldman, M. Franx, D. Golimowski, C. Gronwall, R. Kimble, J. Krist, M. Lesser, D. Magee, A. Martel, W. J. McCann, G. Meurer, G. Miley, M. Postman, P. Rosati, M. Sirianni, W. Sparks, P. Sullivan, H. Tran, Z. Tsvetanov, R. White, and R. Woodruff)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (USCS/LO), M. Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), and the ACS Science Team
Release Date: April 30, 2002
Filters: F435W (B), F658N (H-alpha), F814W (I)
Orientation: Cone Nebula (NGC 2264): Star-Forming Pillar of Gas and Dust


About the Object
Object Name: Omega Nebula/Swan Nebula (M17, NGC 6618)
Object Description: Gaseous Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 18h 20m 26.0s
Dec. -16° 10' 36.0"
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: About 5,500 light-years (1690 parsecs)
Dimensions: The image is roughly 2.5 arcminutes (4.1 light-years or 1.3 parsecs) across.
About the Data
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): April 1 - 2, 2002
Exposure Time: 2.6 hours
Principal Astronomers: NASA and the ACS Science Team (H. Ford, G. Illingworth, M. Clampin, G. Hartig, T. Allen, K. Anderson, F. Bartko, N. Benitez, J. Blakeslee, R. Bouwens, T. Broadhurst, R. Brown, C. Burrows, . Campbell, E. Cheng, N. Cross, P. Feldman, M. Franx, D. Golimowski, C. Gronwall, R. Kimble, J. Krist, M. Lesser, D. Magee, A. Martel, W. J. McCann, G. Meurer, G. Miley, M. Postman, P. Rosati, M. Sirianni, W. Sparks, P. Sullivan, H. Tran, Z. Tsvetanov, R. White, and R. Woodruff)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (USCS/LO), M. Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), and the ACS Science Team
Release Date: April 30, 2002
Filters: F435W (B), F502N ([O III]), F658N (H-alpha), F814W (I)
Orientation: The Omega Nebula: Hotbed of Star Formation


About the Object
Object Name: NGC 4676 ("The Mice")
Object Description: Interacting Galaxies
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 46m 10.18s
Dec. +30° 43' 53.7"
Constellation: Coma
Distance: About 300 million light-years (92 megaparsecs)
Dimensions: The image is roughly 3.3 arcminutes (290,000 light-years or 89 kiloparsecs) across.
About the Data
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): April 7, 2002
Exposure Time: 4.3 hours
Principal Astronomers: NASA and the ACS Science Team (H. Ford, G. Illingworth, M. Clampin, G. Hartig, T. Allen, K. Anderson, F. Bartko, N. Benitez, J. Blakeslee, R. Bouwens, T. Broadhurst, R. Brown, C. Burrows, . Campbell, E. Cheng, N. Cross, P. Feldman, M. Franx, D. Golimowski, C. Gronwall, R. Kimble, J. Krist, M. Lesser, D. Magee, A. Martel, W. J. McCann, G. Meurer, G. Miley, M. Postman, P. Rosati, M. Sirianni, W. Sparks, P. Sullivan, H. Tran, Z. Tsvetanov, R. White, and R. Woodruff)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (USCS/LO), M. Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), and the ACS Science Team
Release Date: April 30, 2002
Filters: F475W (g), F606W (V), F814 (I)
Orientation: The Mice (NGC 4676): Colliding Galaxies With Tails of Stars and Gas