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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 1672

Object Description:

Barred Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 04h 45m 42s.10
Dec. -59° 14' 56 "

Constellation:

Dorado

Distance:

Approximately 60 million light-years (18 Megaparsecs) away.

Dimensions:

This image is 4.4 arcminutes (75,000 light-years or 23 kiloparsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 10354: L. Jenkins (GSFC/University of Leicester), M. Ward and T. Roberts (University of Durham), A. Levan (University of Hertfordshire), and A. Zezas (Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Filters:

F435W (B), F550M (y), F658N (Halpha+[N II]), and F814W (I)

Exposure Date:

August 1, 2005

Exposure Time:

2.7 hours

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Release Date:

April 3, 2007

Color:

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. One filter was used to sample narrow wavelength emission. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F435W (B)

blue

F550M (y)

green

F658N (Halpha+[N II]) and F814W (I)

red

Orientation/Scale: