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September 4, 2003 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-24

Celestial Composition

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 3370
Object Description: Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 47m 04s.18
Dec. +17° 16' 22".8
Constellation: Leo
Distance: 98 million light-years (30 megaparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is roughly 3.4 arcminutes (95,000 light-years or 29,000 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposals: 9351: A. Riess (STScI), P. Stetson (NRC), A. Filippenko (UC Berkeley); and 9696: K. Noll (STScI), A. Riess (STScI), L. Frattare, H. Bond, C. Christian, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, and T. Royle (STScI).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): April/May 2003
Exposure Time: 25 hours
Filters: F435W(B), F555W(V), F814W(I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, The Hubble Heritage Team and A. Riess (STScI)
Release Date: September 4, 2003
Orientation: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3370, Home to Supernova Seen in 1994