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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 4214

Object Description:

Dwarf Galaxy with Bright Star-Forming Regions

Position (J2000):

R.A. 12h 15m 40s
Dec. +36° 19' 36''


Canes Venatici


The distance to NGC 4214 is 10 million light-years (3.1 Mpc).


The image is 1.3 arcminutes (3,700 light-years or 1,100 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 11360: R. O'Connell (University of Virginia), B. Balick (University of Washington), H. Bond (STScI), D. Calzetti (University of Massachusetts), M. Carollo (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), M. Disney (University of Wales, College of Cardiff), M. Dopita (Australian National University), J. Frogel (Ohio State University Research Foundation), D. Hall (University of Hawaii), J. Holtzman (New Mexico State University), P. McCarthy (Carnegie Institution of Washington), F. Paresce (European Southern Observatory, Germany), A. Saha (NOAO/AURA), J. Silk (University of Oxford), A. Walker (NOAO/CTIO), B. Whitmore (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and E. Young (University of Arizona).

The science team comprises: R. O'Connell (University of Virginia), M. Dopita (Australian National University), C. Kaleida (Arizona State University), and B. Whitmore (STScI).




F225W (UV), F336W (UV), F438W (B), F487N (H-beta), F502N ([O III]), F547M (y), F657N (H-alpha+[N II]), and F814W (I)

Exposure Date:

December 22-25, 2009

Exposure Time:

3.6 hours

About this Image


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


R. O'Connell (University of Virginia, Charlottesville) and the WFC3 Scientific Oversight Committee

Release Date:

May 12, 2011


This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3 instrument on HST. Several filters were used to sample broad and narrow 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:

F225W (UV), F336W (UV), F438W (B),
and F487N (H-beta)


F502N ([O III]) and F547M (y)


F657N (H-alpha+[N II]) and F814W (I)