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July 19, 2001 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-22

Star Clusters Born in the Wreckage of Cosmic Collisions

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: Stephan's Quintet; HCG 92
Object Description: Interacting Galaxy Group:
NGC 7318A/B, NGC 7319,NGC 7320
Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 35m 58s
Dec. +33° 57' 36.0"
Constellation: Pegasus
Distance: 82 Mpc (270 million light-years)

This image is roughly 3.6 arcminutes (86 kpc or 280,000 light-years) in the vertical direction.

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Dates: December 30, 1998; June 17, 1999
Exposure Time: 6.6 hours
Filters: F450W (B), F569W (V) ; F814W (I)
Principal Astronomers:

S. Gallagher, J. Charlton, S. Hunsberger (PSU), D. Zaritsky (U. Arizona), and B.Whitmore (STScI)

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA, J. English (U. Manitoba), S. Hunsberger (PSU), Z. Levay (STScI), S. Gallagher, and J. Charlton (PSU)
Release Date: July 19, 2001 9:00 a.m. (EDT)
Orientation: Star Clusters Born Among the Interacting Galaxies of Stephan's Quintet