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News Release 488 of 964

October 30, 2003 05:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-32

Megastar-Birth Cluster is Biggest, Brightest and Hottest Ever Seen

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Image: The Lynx Cluster (Ground-Based View, Kitt Peak): Location of Detail in 4m

The Lynx Cluster (Ground-Based View, Kitt Peak): Location of Detail in 4m

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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

This ground-based view shows a 0.09 x 0.07 degree field around the Lynx cluster of galaxies (the yellow galaxies above and to the left of the center). The Lynx arc is visible as a red object.

This image was composed from six ground-based images (BRIzJK) ranging from the blue to the infrared taken with the Mayall 4-meter Telescope at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory's Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona.

The frame shows the outline of the Hubble Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 image.

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: National Optical Astronomy Observatory

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