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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 1132

Object Description:

Elliptical Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 02h 52m 51.72s
Dec. -01° 16' 10." 9

Constellation:

Eridanus

Distance:

318 million light-years or 97 megaparsecs

About the Data

Data Description:

The image created from HST data from proposal 10558: M. West (European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO)), M. Gregg (University of California, Davis), P. Cote (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), S. van den Bergh (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), and M. Drinkwater (University of Queensland).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Filters:

F475W (SDSS g), F850LP (SDSS z)

Exposure Date:

September 25, 2005; August 22, 2006

Exposure Time:

4.8 hours

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Acknowledgment: M. West (ESO, Chile)

Release Date:

February 5, 2008

Color:

The image is 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. A third, intermediate image was created by combining the two existing images and assigned to the intermediate primary color. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F475W (g)

blue

F475W (g) + F850LP (z)

green

F850LP (z)

red

Orientation/Scale:

compass file