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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 1316, Fornax A

Object Description:

Elliptical Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 03h 22m 41.5s
Dec. –37° 12' 33"

Constellation:

Fornax

Distance:

The galaxy is roughly 75 million light-years (23 Megaparsecs) away.

Dimensions:

This image is 2.7 arcminutes (60,000 light-years or 18,000 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

These data are from the HST program 9409: P. Goudfrooij (STScI), F. Schweizer (Carnegie Observatories), and B. Whitmore (STScI). Also involved with the analysis of these data: D. Karakla (STScI).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

March 4/7, 2003

Exposure Time:

3.8 hours

Filters:

F435W (B), F555W (V), F814W (I)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

March 31, 2005

Orientation/Scale: