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About this Object

Object Name:

ESO 306-17

Object Description:

Elliptical Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 40m 06s.67
Dec. -40° 50' 11".46

Constellation:

Columba

Distance:

475 million light-years (145 million parsecs)

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from proposal 10558: M. West (University of Hawaii), M. Gregg (University of California, Davis), M. Drinkwater (University of Queensland), and S. Van Den Bergh and P. Côté (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics). Other collaborators include K. Amato and R. Gonzalez-Lopezlira (Center for Radioastronomy and Astrophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico), and J. Blakeslee (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Filters:

F475W (g) and F850LP (z)

Exposure Date:

July 25/30, 2005

Exposure Time:

4.3 hours

About this Image

Credit:

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

Acknowledgments:

Science Acknowledgment: M. West (ESO); Image Processing Acknowledgment: M. Kornmesser (ST-ECF)

Release Date:

March 4, 2010

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:

F475W (g)

blue

F475W (g) and F850LP (z)

green

F850LP (z)

red