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About this Object

Object Name:

Hubble-V in NGC 6822

Object Description:

Gas Cloud in Galaxy NGC 6822

Position (J2000):

R.A. 19h 44m 50s
Dec. -14 43' 49"

Constellation:

Sagittarius

Distance:

About 500 kpc (1.63 million light-years)  

Dimensions:

The cloud diameter is roughly 25 arcseconds. At the distance of NGC 6822, this corresponds to approximately 200 light-years (60 parsecs).

About the Data

Note:

The cloud diameter is roughly 25 arcseconds. At the distance of NGC 6822, this corresponds to approximately 200 light-years (60 parsecs).

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

June 18, 1996; August 2, 1997

Exposure Time:

3.4 hours

Filters:

Prop. 6159: F300W (U), F487N (H-beta), F502N ([O III]), F547M (Strömgren y), F656N (H-alpha), F658N ([N II])
Prop. 6567: F555W (V)

Principal Astronomers:

C.R.O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), P.W. Hodge (University of Washington), R.C. Kennicutt (University of Arizona)L. Bianchi (JHU and Osservatorio Astronomico, Torinese, Italy), S. Scuderi (Osservatorio Astrofisico, Catania, Italy), P. Massey (Lowell Obs.), M. Romaniello (ESO).

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

December 6 , 2001

Orientation/Scale: