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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"

Constellation:

Draco

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

Distance to NGC Mrk 205:

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

Dimensions:

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)

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

March 10, 1997; February 26, 2002

Exposure Time:

1.4 hours

Filters:

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

Orientation/Scale: