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April 1, 1999 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-12

Multiple Generations of Stars in the Tarantula Nebula

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About this Object 
Object Name: Hodge 301
Object Description: Nebulosity in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 5h 38m 27s
Dec. -69° 04' 26"
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: 51.4 kiloparsecs (168,000 light years)
Dimensions: The image is 118 arcseconds (roughly 96 light-years) on the vertical side.
About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date: December 17, 1995
Exposure Time: 1.8 hours
Filters: F336W(U), F555W(V), F814W(I),
F502N([O III]), F656N(H-alpha), F673N ([S II])
Principal Astronomers: You-Hua Chu (University of Illinois), Eva K. Grebel (University of Washington) and collaborators
About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: April 1, 1999 12:00 pm EST
Orientation: North is toward the lower right.