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May 9, 2002 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-12

Gaseous Streamers Flutter in Stellar Breeze

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About the Object
Object Name: N44C
Object Description: H II Region in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 22m 07.91s
Dec. -67° 59' 12.95"
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: About 50 kiloparsecs (160,000 light-years)
Dimensions: The image is roughly 2.7 arcminutes (126 light-years or 38 parsecs) across.
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): November 13, 1996
Exposure Time: 1.3 hours
Principal Astronomers: D. Garnett (U. Arizona), Y.-H. Chu (U. Illinois), V. Galarza (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: May 9, 2002
Filters: F502N ([O III]), F547M (Strömgren y),
F656N (H-alpha), F675W (R)
Orientation: Gaseous Streamers from Nebula N44C Flutter in Stellar Breeze