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June 11, 1998 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-21

A Bright Ring of Star Birth around a Galaxy's Core

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Image: McDonald Observatory image of NGC 4314

McDonald Observatory image of NGC 4314

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The image, taken in February 1996 by the 30-inch telescope Prime Focus Camera at the McDonald Observatory in Texas, shows the entire galaxy, including the bar of stars bisecting the core and the outer spiral arms, which begin near the ends of this bar.

Object Name: NGC 4314

Image Type: Astronomical

Credits: G. Fritz Benedict, Andrew Howell, Inger Jorgensen, David Chapell (University of Texas), Jeffery Kenney (Yale University), and Beverly J. Smith (CASA, University of Colorado), and NASA

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The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: A Bright Ring of Star Birth Around Core of Galaxy NGC 4314 (right), and Ground-Based Image (left) Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated A Bright Ring of Star Birth Around Core of Galaxy NGC 4314 (right), and Ground-Based Image (left)PRC1998-21 Close-Up View of Galaxy NGC 4314 Image Type: Astronomical Close-Up View of Galaxy NGC 4314

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