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November 21, 2002 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-28

Hands-On Book of Hubble Images Allows the Visually Impaired to "Touch the Universe"

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Jupiter
Object Name: Jupiter (Planet)
WFPC2 February 1995
Diameter: The planet has a diameter of roughly 89,000 (143,000 km) at the equator.
Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the Sun is 5.2 astronomical units or roughly 483 million miles (778 million km).
Release Credit: NASA, R. Beebe, and A. Simon (NMSU)
Hubble Science Image Utilized in
Object Name: Eagle Nebula, M16 (Nebula)
WFPC2 April 1, 1995
Position (J2000): R.A. 18h 18m 51.06s Dec. -13 49' 51.11"
Constellation: Serpens
Distance: 6,500 light-years (2,000 parsecs)
Release Credit: NASA, J. Hester and P. Scowen (ASU)
Hubble Science Image Utilized in
Object Name: Hubble Deep Field (Galaxy Field)
WFPC2 December 18 - 28, 1995
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 36m 49.50s Dec. +62 12' 58.0"
Constellation: Ursa Major
Release Credit: NASA, R. Williams and The Hubble Deep Field Team (STScI)
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Object Name: Hourglass Nebula, MyCn18 (Planetary Nebula)
WFPC2 July 30, 1995
Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 39m 29.68s Dec. -67 22' 38.79"
Constellation: Musca
Distance: 8,000 light-years (2,500 parsecs)
Release Credit: NASA, R. Sahai, J. Trauger (JPL), and The WFPC2 Science Team
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Object Name: Eta Carinae (Planetary Nebula)
WFPC2 September 1995
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 45m 03.59s Dec. -59 41' 0.4.3"
Constellation: Carina
Distance: 10,000 light-years (3,100 parsecs)
Release Credit: NASA and J. Morse (University of Colorado)
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Object Name: Saturn (Planet)
NICMOS January 4, 1998
Dimensions: The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator.
Distance: The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the Sun is 9.5 astronomical units or roughly 890 million miles (1.4 billion km).
Release Credit: NASA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
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Object Name: Uranus (Planet)
WFPC2 August 8, 1998
Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (26,000 km) at the equator.
Distance: The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the Sun is 19.18 astronomical units or roughly 1.8 billion miles (2.9 billion km).
Release Credit: NASA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
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Object Name: Ring Nebula, NGC 6720, M57 (Planetary Nebula)
WFPC2 October 16, 1998
Position (J2000): R.A. 18h 53m 35s Dec. +33 01' 43"
Constellation: Lyra
Distance: 2,300 light-years (700 parsecs)
Release Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
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Object Name: NGC 4603 (Spiral Galaxy)
WFPC2 May - July, 1996; June - July, 1997
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 40m 55.70s Dec. -40 58' 34.0"
Constellation: Centaurus
Distance: 108 million light-years (33 million parsecs)
Release Credit: NASA and J. Newman (UC Berkeley)
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Object Name: NGC 6093, M80 (Globular Cluster)
WFPC2 October 1994, August-October, 1997; January/April, 1996
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 17m 03s Dec. -22 58' 30"
Constellation: Scorpius
Distance: 28,000 light-years (8.7 kiloparsecs)
Release Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
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Object Name: EskimoNebula, NGC 2392 (Planetary Nebula)
WFPC2 January 10-11, 2000
Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 29m 10.77s Dec. +20 54' 42.5"
Constellation: Gemini
Distance: 5,000 light-years (1,500 parsecs)
Release Credit: NASA, A. Fruchter and the ERO Team (STScI)
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Object Name: Abell 2218 (Galaxy Cluster, Gravitational Lens)
WFPC2 January 11 - 13, 2000
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 35m 54.00s Dec. +66 13' 00.0"
Constellation: Draco
Distance: 2 billion light-years (600 million parsecs)
Release Credit: NASA, A. Fruchter and the ERO Team (STScI)