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About this Object

Object Name:

Arp 273, UGC 1810

Object Description:

Interacting Galaxies

Position (J2000):

R.A. 02h 21m 28s.66
Dec. +39° 22' 32".6

Constellation:

Andromeda

Distance:

About 340 million light-years (105 million parsecs)

Dimensions:

The image is 2.6 arcminutes (260,000 light-years or 80,000 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12326:  K. Noll (PI), Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, T. Borders, L. Frattare, M. Livio, C. Christian, and H. Bond (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI).

Instrument:

WFC3/UVIS

Filters:

F390W (U), F475X (g), and F600LP (Red Longpass)

Exposure Date:

WFC3/UVIS

Exposure Time:

5.9 hours

About this Image

Credit:

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

Release Date:

April 20, 2011

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:

F390W (U)

blue

F475X (g)

green

F600LP (Red Longpass)

red

Orientation/Scale: