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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 3982

Object Description:

Face-on Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 11h 56m 28s
Dec. +55° 07' 31''

Constellation:

Ursa Major

Distance:

68 million light-years (26 million parsecs)

About the Data

Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposals 10802 and 11570: A. Riess (STScI) et al.; 9788: L. Ho (Carniegie Institute of Washington) et al.; 9379: H. Schmitt (Naval Research Laboratory) et al.; and 8100: A. Saha (NOAO/AURA) et al.

Observations:

Instrument

Filter

Dates

Time (sec)

Prop. ID

WFPC2

F555W

Mar.-May 2000

60000

8100

WFPC2

F814W

Apr.-May 2000

25000

8100

ACS/WFC

F658N

Dec. 2003

700

9788

ACS/WFC

F814W

Dec. 2003

120

9788

ACS/WFC

F555W

Dec. 2006

4320

10802

WFC3

F555W

Aug. 2009

700

11570

WFC3

F814W

Aug. 2009

700

11570

About this Image

Credit:

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

Acknowledgment:

A. Riess (STScI)

Release Date:

October 19, 2010

Color:

The image is a composite of separate exposures made by the WFPC2, ACS, and WFC3 instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope. Three 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-yellow

F658N (H-alpha + [N II])

red

F555W (V)

blue-cyan

Orientation/Scale: