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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 4911

Object Description:

Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 13h 00m 56s.06
Dec. +27° 47' 27".13

Constellation:

Coma Berenices

Distance:

320 million light-years (100 million parsecs)

Dimensions:

The image is roughly 2.5 arcminutes (230,000 light-years or 72,000 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposals 10842: K. Cook (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), M. Gregg (University of California, Davis), L. Macri (National Optical Astronomy Observatories, AURA), J. Mould (University of Melbourne,) P. Stetson (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), and D. Welch (McMaster University); and 11956: K. Noll, Z. Levay, L. Frattare, C. Christian, F. Hamilton, and H. Bond (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI).

Instruments:

ACS/WFC and WFPC2

Filters:

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

Exposure Dates:

December 2006 - January 2007 and January - February 2009

Exposure Time:

28 hours

About this Image

Credit:

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

Release Date:

August 10, 2010

Color:

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

F814W (I)

red

F673N (redshifted H-alpha)

red

F606W (V)

green

F450W (B)

blue

Orientation/Scale: