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December 19, 2001 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-34

Hubble Sends Season's Greetings from the Cosmos to Earth

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About this Object
Object Name: NGC 2080
Object Description: Star-forming Region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 39m 45.08s
Dec. -69° 37' 49.68"
Constellation: Doradus
Distance: About 54.7 kpc (168,000 light-years)
Dimensions: The image is 67 arcseconds square. At the distance of the LMC, this corresponds to a physical scale of roughly 55 light-years square.
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date: March 28, 2000
Exposure Time: 0.9 hours
Filters:

F487W (H-beta), F502W ([O III]), F656N (H-alpha)

Principal Astronomers: M. Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris, France), V. Charmandaris (Cornell University), L. Deharveng (Observatoire de Marseille, France), F. Maynadier (Observatoire de Paris, France), M.R. Rosa (ST-ECF, Germany), D. Schaerer (Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees, France) and H. Zinnecker (Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Germany).

About this Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris, France)
Release Date: December 19, 2001
Orientation: The Ghost Head Nebula (NGC 2080)