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Hubble Takes a Close-up View of a Reflection Nebula in Orion

Release date: Mar 2, 2000 1:00 AM (EST)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

Just weeks after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1999, the Hubble Heritage Project snapped this picture of NGC 1999, a nebula in the constellation Orion. The Heritage astronomers, in collaboration with scientists in Texas and Ireland, used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) to obtain the color image.