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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 2207 and IC 2163

Object Description:

Merging Galaxies

Position (J2000):

R.A. 06h 16m 24.9s
Dec. -21° 22' 26"

Constellation:

Canis Major

Magnitudes:

NGC 2207: 11.6 (B band); IC 2163: 12.6 (B band)

Distance:

114 million light years (35 megaparsecs)

Diameters:

NGC 2207 has a diameter of 143,000 light years (44 kpc or 4').
IC 2163 has a diameter of 101,000 light years (31 kpc or 3').

Dimensions:

The image is 2.5 arcminutes on the vertical side.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

May 25, 1996; November 11, 1998

Exposure Time:

4.5 hours

Filters:

F336W(U), F439W(B), F555W(V), F814W(I)

Colors:

Chromatic order; Blue: U and B filters, Green: V filter, Red: I filter

Principal Astronomers:

D.M. Elmegreen (Vassar College), B.G. Elmegreen (IBM Research Division), M. Kaufman (Ohio State University), E. Brinks (Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico), C.Struck (Iowa State University), M. Thomasson (Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden), M. Sundin (Götenborg University, Sweden), M. Klaric (Columbia, SC)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

November 4, 1999 1:00 A.M. (EST)

Orientation/Scale:

North is toward the bottom of the image.