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January 24, 2000 01:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-07

Hubble Reopens Its Eye on the Universe

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Eskimo Nebula, NGC 2392
Object Description: Planetary Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 29m 10.77s
Dec. +20° 54' 42.5"
Constellation: Gemini
Distance: 5,000 light-years (1,500 parsecs)
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): January 10 and 11, 2000
Exposure Time: 1 hour
Filters: F469N (He II), F502N ([O III]), F656N (H-alpha), F658N ([N II])
Principal Astronomers: A. Fruchter (STScI), C. Christian (STScI), A. Kinney (NASA), A. Fruchter (STScI), S. Baggett (STScI), R. Hook (ST-ECF), Z. Levay (STScI)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, A. Fruchter and the ERO Team (STScI)
Release Date: January 24, 2000

About the Object
Object Name: Abell 2218
Object Description: Galaxy Cluster, Gravitational Lens
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 35m 54.00s
Dec. +66° 13' 00.0"
Constellation: Draco
Distance: 2 billion light-years (600 million parsecs)
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): January 11 - 13, 2000
Exposure Time: 9.4 hours
Filters: F450W (Wide B), F606W (Wide V), F814W (I)
Principal Astronomers: A. Fruchter (STScI), C. Christian (STScI), A. Kinney (NASA), A. Fruchter (STScI), S. Baggett (STScI), R. Hook (ST-ECF), Z. Levay (STScI)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, A. Fruchter and the ERO Team (STScI)
Release Date: January 24, 2000