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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 5584

Object Description:

Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 14h 22m 23.81s
Dec. -00° 23' 14.82"

Constellation:

Virgo

Distance:

About 72 million light-years (22 million parsecs)

Dimensions:

The image is 2.4 arcminutes (50,000 light-years or 15,000 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 11570: A. Riess (STScI/JHU), L. Macri (Texas A & M University), C. Kochanek and K. Stanek (Ohio State University), A. Filippenko and W. Li (University of California, Berkeley), S. Casertano and H. Ferguson (STScI), and L. Greenhill (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics).

Instrument:

WFC3/UVIS

Filters:

F336W (U), F547M (y), F657N (H-alpha + [N II]), and F814W (I)

Exposure Date:

January-April, 2010

Exposure Time:

20.8 hours

About this Image

Credit:

NASA, ESA, A. Riess (STScI/JHU), L. Macri (Texas A & M University), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

March 17, 2010

Color:

This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3 instrument on HST. Several filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F350LP (Long Pass)

white

F55W (V)

blue

F814W (I)

orange

Orientation/Scale: