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December 5, 2002 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-29

Hubble Photographs 'Double Bubble' in Neighboring Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: DEM L 106
Object Description: H II Region and Reflection Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 13m 44.90s
Dec. -67° 27' 56.44"
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: The distance to the LMC is roughly 160,000 light-years (50 kpc).
Dimensions: The image is 1.25 arcminutes wide. At the distance of the LMC, this corresponds to 59 light-years (18 parsecs).
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): November 14, 1998; October 18, 2001
Exposure Time: 1.7 hours
Principal Astronomers: M.S. Oey (Lowell Obs.), J. English (U. Manitoba) and The Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, and T. Royle (STScI)

Y.-H. Chu and C.-H. Chen (U. Illinois), C. Danforth (JHU), B. Dunne and R. Gruendl (U. Illinois), Y. Naze (Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique, Belgium), and S. Points (Northwestern U.)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: December 5 , 2002
Filters: F439W (B), F555W (V), F656N (H-alpha), F673N ([S II]), F814W (I)
Orientation: 'Double Bubble' of Gas and Dust in the Large Magellanic Cloud