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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 4414

Object Description:

Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 12h 26m 27s
Dec. +31° 13' 29"

Constellation:

Coma Berenices

Total Visual Magnitude:

V=10.1 magnitude

Distance:

19.1 megaparsecs (62,000,000 light years)

Optical Diameter:

17,000 parsecs (56,000 light years)

Dimensions:

The image is 2.4 arcminutes on the vertical side.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

April/June, 1995; April, 1999

Exposure Time:

3.5 hours

Filters:

F439(B), F555W(V), F814W(I)

Colors:

Chromatically ordered

Principal Astronomers:

1995 Image: W.L. Freedman (Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington), J.R. Mould (MSSSO), R.C. Kennicutt; (U. Arizona), B.F.Madore (NED) and collaborators. 

1999 Image: L. Frattare, H. Bond, C. Christian, J. English, F. Hamilton, A. Kinney, Z. Levay, K. Noll (Hubble Heritage Team).

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

June 3, 1999 12:00 noon (EDT)

Orientation/Scale:

North is toward the left of the image.