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About this Object

Object Name:

Hubble-X in NGC 6822

Object Description:

H II region in Galaxy NGC 6822

Position (J2000):

R.A. 19h 45m 04.17s
Dec. -14 44' 05.9"

Constellation:

Sagittarius

Distance:

About 500 kpc (1.63 million light-years)

Dimensions:

Cloud Diameter: 110 light-years

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

September 7, 1997

Exposure Time:

2.6 hours

Filters:

Red:

F656N

Ha

Green:

F502N

[O III]

Blue:

F487N

Hb

Principal Astronomers:

C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), P.W. Hodge (University of Washington), R.C. Kennicutt (University of Arizona)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

January 4, 2001 1:00 a.m. (EST)

Orientation/Scale: