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About this Object

Object Name:

Arp 274, NGC 5679

Object Description:

Triple Galaxy System

Position (J2000):

R.A. 14h 35m 8s.83
Dec. +05° 21' 30".80

Constellation:

Virgo

Distance:

400 million light-years or 120 megaparsecs

Dimensions:

The image is nearly 2 arcminutes (216,000 light-years) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble images were created from HST data from proposals 11994: M. Livio (STScI), Z. Levay, L. Frattare, K. Noll, M. Mutchler, and W. Januszewski (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI).

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

April 1/2, 2009

Filters:

F450W (B), F606W (V), F814W (I), and F673N (redshifted H-alpha)

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

April 3, 2009

Color:

The image is a composite of separate exposures made by the WFPC2 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Three filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges and one filter was used to sample narrowband emission. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F675W (redshifted H-alpha)

red

F814W (I)

red

F606W (V)

green

F450W (B)

blue

Orientation/Scale:

compass file