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October 3, 2002 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-23

Odd Couple Widely Separated by Time and Space

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 4319 and Markarian 205 (Mrk205)
Object Description: Barred Spiral Galaxy and Quasar Galaxy with Companion
Constellation: Draco
Distance: To NGC 4319: 80 million light-years (25 million parsecs). To Mrk 205: 1,100 million light-years (340 million parsecs)
Dimensions: This image is roughly 1.8 arcminutes across. At the distance of NGC 4319, this corresponds to approximately 43,000 light-years (13 kiloparsecs).
Position (J2000) for NGC 4319 R.A. 12h 21m 44.07s
Dec. +75° 19' 21.3"
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): March 10, 1997; February 26, 2002
Exposure Time: 1.4 hours
Principal Astronomers: Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, J. Lee, Z. Levay, E. Masiello, P. Royle (STScI), and T. Borders (Sonoma State, CA)

R. Knacke (Penn State Erie)

B. Boyle (AAO), D. Schade (CADC)

Note: This data was created with HST images taken by the Hubble Heritage Team and archival data of NGC 4319 taken by B. Boyle and D. Shade (HST proposal 6361)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: October 3, 2002
Filters: F439W (B), F555W (V), F814W (I)
Orientation: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4319 and Quasar Markarian 205