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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 1376

Object Description:

Face-on Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 03h 37m 05.s92
Dec. -05° 02' 33."9

Constellation:

Eridanus

Distance:

180 million light-years (55 megaparsecs)

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble image of NGC 1376 was created from HST data from proposal 0856: R. Thompson (University of Arizona), M. Sauvage (Center for Astronomical Research, Lyon France), L. Vanzi (European Southern Observatory, Chile), R. Kennicutt (University of Cambridge), and C. Engelbracht (University of Arizona).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Filters:

F435W (B), F475W (g), F606W (V), and F850LP (z)

Exposure Date:

November, 2006

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

January 12, 2010

Color:

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

F435W (B) and F475W (g)

blue

F606W (V)

green

F850LP (z)

red