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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 4319 and Markarian 205 (Mrk205)

Object Description:

Barred Spiral Galaxy and Quasar Galaxy with Companion

Position (J2000):

R.A. 12h 21m 44.07s
Dec. +75° 19' 21.3"



Distance to NGC 4319: 80 million light-years (25 million parsecs)

Distance to NGC Mrk 205:

1,100 million light-years (340 million parsecs)


This image is roughly 1.8 arcminutes across. At the distance of NGC 4319, this corresponds to approximately 43,000 light-years (13 kiloparsecs).

About the Data
Note: This data was created with HST images taken by the Hubble Heritage Team and archival data of NGC 4319 taken by B. Boyle and D. Shade (HST proposal 6361)



Exposure Dates:

March 10, 1997; February 26, 2002

Exposure Time:

1.4 hours


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

Principal Astronomers:

Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, J. Lee, Z. Levay, E. Masiello, P. Royle (STScI), and T. Borders (Sonoma State, CA)

R. Knacke (Penn State Erie)

B. Boyle (AAO), D. Schade (CADC)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

October 3, 2002