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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 3310

Object Description:

Starburst galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 10h 38m 45.86s
Dec. +53 30' 11.5"


Ursa Major


About 18 Mpc (59 million light-years)


The entire galaxy has a diameter of roughly 16 kpc (52,000 light-years)

About the Data


This image was created from WFPC2 archival data from the science program by G. Meurer (Prop. 6639). Data were also taken from the HST program by R. Windhorst (Prop. 8645).



Exposure Dates:

March 13, 1997; September 12-13, 2000

Exposure Time:

52 minutes


Prop. 6693: F336W (U), F439W (B), F814W (I);
Prop. 8645: F300W (Wide U), F814W (I)

Principal Astronomers:

G.R. Meurer and T.M. Heckman (JHU); C. Leitherer, J. Harris and D. Calzetti (STScI); and M. Sirianni (JHU)

Other data taken from: R. Windhorst, C. Chiarenza, S. Odewahn, and V. Taylor (Arizona State Univ.); R. de Grijs (Univ. of Cambridge); R. de Jong (Univ. of Arizona); P. Eskridge and J.Frogel (Ohio State Univ.); J. Gallagher and C. Conselice (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison); J. Hibbard and L.D. Matthews (NRAO); J. MacKenty (STScI); and R. O'Connell (Univ. of Virginia)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

September 6, 2001 9:00 a.m.(EDT)