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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 5866

Object Description:

Lenticular Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 15h 06m 29s.48
Dec. +55° 45' 47".2




44 million light-years (13.5 Megaparsecs)


This image is roughly 2.7 arcminutes (34,000 light-years or 10,000 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from proposals 10705 K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, W. Januszewski, and T. Royle (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI/AURA).



Exposure Date:

February 11, 2006

Exposure Time:

2.5 hours


F435W(B), F555W(V), F625W(R)

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

June 8, 2006


This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using several different filters. Three filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:
F625W (R) red
F555W (V) green
F435W (B) blue