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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 4650A

Object Description:

Polar-ring Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 12h 44m 52s
Dec. -40° 42' 52"

Constellation:

Centaurus

Total Visual Magnitude:

V = ~14 magnitude

Distance:

130 million light-years (40 Mpc)

Diameter of polar ring:

60,000 light-years (18 kpc)

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

April 7-9, 1999

Exposure Time:

5.6 hours

Filters:

F450W(B), F606W(V), F814W(I)

Colors:

Chromatically Ordered

Principal Astronomers:

J. Gallagher (U. Wisconsin-Madison), L. Matthews (NRAO-Charlottesville), L. Sparke (U. Wisconsin-Madison), A. Kinney, K. Noll, L. Frattare, H. Bond, C. Christian, J. English, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay (The Hubble Heritage Team)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

May 6, 1999 12:00 noon ( EST)