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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 1309

Object Description:

Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 03h 22m 05s.2880
Dec. -15° 23 ' 49 ".34

Constellation:

Eridanus

Distance:

100 million light-years (30 Megaparsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is roughly 2.9 arcminutes (82,000 light-years or 25,000 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from the following proposals: 10497: A. Riess (STScI), P.B. Stetson (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), A.V. Filippenko (University of California - Berkeley), L.J. Greenhill (Harvard-Smithsonian/CfA), W. Li and S. Jha (University of California - Berkeley); and 10711: K. Noll (STScI), H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, W. Januszewski, and T. Royle (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI/AURA) and A. Riess (STScI).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

August/September 2005

Exposure Time:

25 hours

Filters:

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

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

February 7, 2006

Orientation/Scale: