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News Release 103 of 186

October 21, 1998 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-28

Astronomers Unveil Colorful Hubble Photo Gallery

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 7742
Object Description: Face-on Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 23h 44m 15.94s
Dec. +10° 46' 4.42"
Constellation: Pegasus
Visual Magnitude: 11.6
Distance: 72 million light-years (22 Mpc)
Dimensions: The image is approximately 80 arcseconds across. The entire visible galaxy is 36,000 light-years (11kpc) across.
About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date: July 9, 1995
Exposure Time: 1 hour
Filters: Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F336W(U)
Principal Astronomers: C. R. Lynds (NOAO/KPNO), J. A. Westphal (CalTech), Earl O'Neil Jr. (NOAO/KPNO), and collaborators.
About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release: October 21, 1998 12:00pm EDT
Orientation: North is about 70 deg. CCW from up.