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About this Object

Object Name:

M101(NGC 4547, The Pinwheel Galaxy)

Object Description:

Face-on Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 14h 03m 13s
Dec. +54° 20' 53"

Constellation:

Ursa Major

Distance:

25 million light-years (8 Megaparsecs)

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from proposals 9490: K.D. Kuntz (JHU/GSFC), P. Barmby and J.P. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), K. Mukai, S.L. Snowden, and W.D. Pence (Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, GSFC), and J.P. Brodie (University of California, Santa Cruz).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

November 13-16, 2002

Exposure Time:

6.5 hours

Filters:

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

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

February 28, 2006