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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 6782

Object Description:

Barred Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 19h 23m 57.2s
Dec. -59° 55' 21.0''

Constellation:

Pavo

Distance:

56 Mpc (183 million light-years)

Dimensions:

This image is approximtely 100 arcseconds wide. At this galaxy's distance, this corresponds to a physical size of 27,000 parsec or 82,000 light-years.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

June 22, 2000; June 9, 2001

Exposure Time:

1.3 hours

Filters:

F300W (U); F450W (B); F606W (V); F814W (I)

Principal Astronomers:

June 2000 data:
The HST mid-UV Team: R. Windhorst (PI), C. Chiarenza, S. Odewahn, and V. Taylor (ASU); R. de Grijs (U. Cambridge); R. de Jong (STScI); P. Eskridge (MNSU); J.Frogel (OSU); J. Gallagher (U.Wisconsin, Madison); C. Conselice (CalTech); J. Hibbard (NRAO); L.D. Matthews (CfA); J. MacKenty (STScI); and R. O'Connell (U.Virginia)

June 2001 data:
R. Windhorst (ASU), P. Eskridge (MNSU), J. Frogel (OSU), The Mid-UV Team and The Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll (PI), H. Bond, C. Christian, S. Crawshaw, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, J. Lee, Z. Levay, T. Royle (STScI)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

November 1, 2001 9:00 a.m. (EST)

Orientation/Scale: