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News Release 669 of 1048

January 4, 2001 01:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-01

"X" Marks the Spot: Hubble Sees the Glow of Star Formation in a Neighbor Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: Hubble-X in NGC 6822
Object Description: Gas Cloud in Galaxy NGC 6822
Position (J2000): R.A. 19h 45m 04.17s
Dec. -14° 44' 05.9"
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: About 500 kpc (1.63 million light-years)

Cloud Diameter: 110 light-years

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date: September 7, 1997
Exposure Time: 2.6 hours
Filters: Red: F656N (Ha), Green: F502N ([OIII]), Blue: F487N (Hb)
Principal Astronomers: C.R.O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), P.W. Hodge (University of Washington), R.C. Kennicutt (University of Arizona)
About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: January 4, 2001 1:00 a.m. (EST)
Orientation: Hubble X: A Glowing Gas Cloud in the Star-Forming Region of Galaxy NGC 6822