Hubble Interacting Galaxy AM 1316-241 (2008-04-24)



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Description AM 1316-241 is made up of two interacting galaxies - a spiral galaxy (on the left of the frame) in front of an elliptical galaxy (on the right of the frame). The starlight from the background galaxy is partially obscured by the bands and filaments of dust associated with the foreground spiral galaxy. The Hubble image unravels the fine detail in the patchy clumps of dust confined to the spiral arms of the spiral galaxy. This dust reddens the light from the background just as the intervening dust in the Earth's atmosphere reddens sunsets here. AM1316-241 is located some 400 million light-years away toward the constellation of Hydra, the Water Snake.

This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.

About the object
Object name AM 1316-241, ESO 508-45
Object description Interacting Galaxies
Position (J2000) 13 19 32.90
-24 29 20.0
Constellation Hydra
Distance 350 million light-years (100 million parsecs)
About the data
Data description The Hubble image was created using HST data from proposal 6438: W. Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)
Instrument WFPC2
Exposure date(s) July 18, 1997
Exposure time 1.3 hours
Filters F435W (B) and F814W (I)
Date 24 April 2008(2008-04-24)
Source http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/16/image/ap/ (direct link)
Author NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)
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Public domain This file is in the public domain because it was created by NASA and ESA. Hubble material is copyright-free and may be freely used as in the public domain without fee, on the condition that NASA and ESA is credited as the source of the material. The material was created for NASA by Space Telescope Science Institute and for ESA by the Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre under Contract NAS5-26555. Copyright statement at hubblesite.org or copyright statement at spacetelescope.org.
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