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August 11, 2016 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-29

Hubble Uncovers a Galaxy Pair Coming in from the Wilderness

Technical facts about this news release:

About these Objects
Object Name: Pisces APisces B
Object Description: Dwarf galaxyDwarf galaxy
Position (J2000.0): R.A.: 00h 14m 46.0sR.A.: 01h 19m 11.7s
Dec.: +10° 48' 47.01"Dec.: +11° 07' 18.22"
Constellation: PiscesPisces
Distance: 18.4 million light-years29.0 million light-years
(5.64 megaparsecs)(8.89 megaparsecs)
About the Hubble Data
Data Description: Data were provided by HST proposal 13745: E. Tollerud (STScI), M. Geha (Yale University), J. Grcevich (AMNH), M. Putman (Columbia University), and D. Stern (JPL). The science team also includes D. Weisz (University of Washington) and A. Dolphin (Raytheon).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Filters: F606W (wide V), F814W (I)
  Pisces APisces B
Exposure Date: October 30, 2014November 8, 2014
Exposure Time: 2,132 seconds2,092 seconds
About the Images and Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Tollerud (STScI)
Release Date: August 11, 2016
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS/WFC instrument. Two filters were used to sample different wavelength bands. 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:
ACS/WFC F606W (V) cyan-blue
ACS/WFC F814W (I) red-orange