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About this Object

Object Name:

SGR-I (Star Field)

Position
(J2000):

RA: 17h 59m 00.63s
Dec: -29° 12' 13.34"

Constellation:

Sagittarius

Distance:

25,000 light-years (8,000 parsecs)

Dimensions:

The image is 1.8 arcminutes (13.3 light-years or 4 parsecs) across.

About the Data

Principal Astronomers:

J. Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), J. Holtzman (New Mexico State University), and collaborators

Instrument:

WFPC2

Filters:

Red: F814W (I), Green: F555W (V), Blue: F439W (B)

Exposure Date:

August 21, 1994

Exposure Time:

2.8 hours

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

October 22, 1998

Orientation:

North is to the lower right.