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June 10, 1999 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-23

A Butterfly-Shaped "Papillon" Nebula Yields Secrets of Massive Star Birth

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Image: Nebula N159

Nebula N159STScI-PRC1999-23a

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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

A "true color" composite image of the LMC HII region N159 as seen by WFPC2, based on images taken with filters Halpha, (red), [OIII], (green), and Hbeta, (blue). The Papillon nebula (N159-5) is the high excitation compact object lying in the center of the smaller PC frame.

Object Name: N159

Image Type: Astronomical

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The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Butterfly-Shaped "Papillon" Nebula (inset) Found in Nebula N159 Image Type: Astronomical Butterfly-Shaped "Papillon" Nebula  (inset) Found in Nebula N159PRC1999-23 Papillon Nebula N159-5 Image Type: Astronomical Papillon Nebula N159-5PRC1999-23b

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