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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 4622

Object Description:

Face-on Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 12h 42m 37.7s
Dec. -40 44' 35"

Constellation:

Centaurus

Distance:

About 34 million parsecs (111 million light-years)

Dimensions:

The image is roughly 1.6 arcminutes (16 kiloparsecs) across.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

May 25, 2001

Exposure Time:

1.7 hours   

Filters:

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

Principal Astronomers:

R. Buta and G. Byrd (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa), T. Freeman (Bevill State Community College, AL)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

February 7, 2002

Orientation/Scale: