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March 22, 1998 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-12

Hubble Captures the Heart of Star Birth

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 1808
Object Description: Starburst Galaxy, Barred Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A.: 05h 07m 43s, Dec.: -37° 30' 46"88
Constellation: Columba
Distance: 40 million light years
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): August 14, 1997