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December 4, 2003 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-30

Firestorm of Star Birth Seen in a Local Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 604
Object Description: Star Forming Region in Spiral Galaxy M33
Position (J2000): R.A. 01h 34m 33s.80
Dec. +30° 46' 59".0
Constellation: Triangulum
Distance: Approximately 2.7 million light-years (830,000 parsecs).
Dimensions: This image is roughly 2 arcminutes (1,500 light-years or 500 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from HST 5237: J. Westphal (Caltech), W. Baum (U. Washington), D. Hunter (Lowell Observatory), S. Faber (U. California/Lick Observatory); HST 5773: J. Hester (ASU) and J. Westphal (Caltech); and HST 9134: D. Garnett (U. Arizona).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): July 1994; January 1995; December 2001
Exposure Time: 4 hours
Filters: F336W (U), F375N ([O II]), F487N (H-beta), F502N ([O III]), F555W (V), F656N (H-alpha), F658N ([N II]), F673N ([S II]), F814W (I), F953N ([S III])
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: December 4, 2003
Orientation: Firestorm of Star Birth in Galaxy M33