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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 3314

Object Description:

Aligned Galaxies

Position (J2000):

R.A. 10h 37m 13s
Dec. -27° 41' 04"

Constellation:

Hydra

Redshifts:

The distance to NGC 3314A is roughly 117 million light-years (35 Mpc).The distance to NGC 3314B is roughly 140 million light-years (42 Mpc).

About the Data

Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposals 9445 and 9977: D. Bennett and S. H. Rhie (University of Notre Dame), I. Bond (Massey University, NZ), W. Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa), and P. Yock (University of Auckland, NZ).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Filters:

F475W (B) and F606W (V)

Exposure Dates:

2002 - 2004

Exposure Time:

14 hours

About this Image

Credit:

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama)

Release Date:

June 14, 2012

Color:

This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS 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:

F475W (B)

blue

F475W (B) + F606W (V)

green

F606W (V)

red

Orientation/Scale: