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February 7, 2006 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-07

Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 1309
Object Description: Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 22m 05s.2880
Dec. -15° 23 ' 49 ".34
Constellation: Eridanus
Distance: 100 million light-years (30 Megaparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is roughly 2.9 arcminutes (82,000 light-years or 25,000 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposals: 10497: A. Riess (STScI), P.B. Stetson (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), A.V. Filippenko (University of California - Berkeley), L.J. Greenhill (Harvard-Smithsonian/CfA), W. Li and S. Jha (University of California - Berkeley); and 10711: K. Noll (STScI), H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, W. Januszewski, and T. Royle (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI/AURA) and A. Riess (STScI).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): August/September 2005
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: February 7, 2006
Orientation: Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy