Return to Heritage Home Page Current Image Gallery Archive Information Center Hubble Art Search
Return to Heritage Home Page Current Release Home Page Caption Fast Facts Biographies Supplemental Material Original Images
About this Object

Object Name:

Hoag's Object

Object Description:

Ring Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 15h 17m 17s
Dec. +21° 34' 45"

Constellation:

Serpens

Distance:

600 million light-years (180 million parsecs)

Dimensions:

The ring has a diameter of roughly 75,000 light-years (23,000 parsecs) to the inner edge and 120,000 light-years (37,000 parsecs) to the outer edge.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

July 9, 2001

Exposure Time:

3.6 hours

Filters:

F450W (B), F606W (V), F814W (I)

Principal Astronomers:

Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll, H. Bond, T. Borders, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, J. Lee, Z. Levay, P. Royle (STScI)
R. Lucas (STScI)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

September 5 , 2002

Orientation/Scale: