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October 5, 2000 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-30

Hubble Peeks into a Stellar Nursery in a Nearby Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: SMC-N 81
Object Description: Star Forming Region in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 01h 09m 13.05s
Dec. -73° 11' 38.27"
Constellation: Tucana
Magnitude: V = 11.49, B-V = 0.73
Distance: About 200,000 light-years
Dimensions: The object is about 12 light-years (12 arcseconds) in diameter.
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): September 4, 1997
Exposure Time: 1.5 hours
Principal Astronomers: M. Heydari-Malayeri (Paris Observatory, France), M.R. Rosa (Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility, ESA/ESO, Garching, Germany), H. Zinnecker (Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Germany), L. Deharveng (Marseille Observatory, France), V. Charmandaris (Cornell University, USA)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: October 5, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EDT)
Filters: Red: F656N Hα
Green: F502N [O III]
Blue: F487N Hβ