Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy

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RAI : 20.500.11925/2569638

Год создания: 2006
Дата публикации в реестре: 03.10.2019
Дата последнего обновления: 20.05.2016


* Credit for Lick Observatory Image:* W. Li and A. V. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley) * Credit for HST Image:* NASA [ ], ESA [ ], The Hubble Heritage [ ] Team (STScI [ ]/AURA [ ]), and A. Riess (STScI [ ])

*Description*: SN2002fk as observed from Lick Observatory Kait 0.76 meter telescope in 2002. The location of the supernova is marked on the 2005 Hubble ACS image. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 1309 Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 22m 05s.2880 Dec. -15° 23 ' 49 ".34 Constellation: Eridanus Distance: 100 million light-years (30 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughly 2.9 arcminutes (82,000 light-years or 25,000 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposals: 10497: A. Riess (STScI), P.B. Stetson (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), A.V. Filippenko (University of California - Berkeley), L.J. Greenhill (Harvard-Smithsonian/CfA), W. Li and S. Jha (University of California - Berkeley); and 10711: K. Noll (STScI), H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, W. Januszewski, and T. Royle (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI/AURA) and A. Riess (STScI). Instrument: ACS/WFC Exposure Date(s): August/September 2005 Exposure Time: 25 hours Filters: F435W("B"), F555W("V"), F814W("I") About the Image Image Credit: NASA, The Hubble Heritage Team and A. Riess (STScI) Release Date: February 7, 2006 Orientation: Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy [ ] What is Hubble Heritage? A monthly showcase of new and archival Hubble images. Go to the Heritage site. This dramatic spiral galaxy is one of the latest viewed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Stunning details of the face-on spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309, are captured in this color image. NGC 1309 was home to supernova SN 2002fk, whose light reached Earth in September 2002. NGC 1309 resides 100 million light-years (30 Megaparsecs) from Earth. It is one of about 200 galaxies that make up the Eridanus group of galaxies. *News Release Number:*: STScI-2006-07b


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