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About this Object

Object Name:

Holmberg IX, UGC 5336

Object Description:

Dwarf Irregular Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 09h 57m 40.s16
Dec. 69° 02' 55."4

Constellation:

Ursa Major

Distance:

12 million light-years (3.6 Megaparsecs)

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble image of Holmberg IX was created from HST data from proposal 10605: E. Skillman (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Filters:

F555W (V) and F814W (I)

Exposure Date:

March 23, 2006

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

January 8, 2008

Color:

These images are a composite of separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Two 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:

F555W (V)

cyan

F814W (I)

green

Orientation/Scale:

compass file