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About this Object

Object Name:

SGR-I (Star Field)

Position:

RA 17h 59m 00.63s Dec -29° 12' 13.34" (J2000)

Constellation:

Sagittarius

Distance from Earth:

25,000 light-years (8 kpc)

Scale of Image:

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

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

August 21, 1994

Total Exposure Time:

2.8 hours

Filters:

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

Colors:

Chromatic order

Principal Astronomers:

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

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

October 22, 1998 12:00pm EST

Orientation/Scale:

North is to the lower right.