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February 3, 2004 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-06

Supernova Blast Bonanza in Nearby Galaxy

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About the Object
Object Name: NGC 1569
Object Description: Dwarf Irregular Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 04h 30m 49s.31
Dec. +64° 50' 52".7
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: 7 million light-years (2.2 Megaparsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The science team includes P. Anders (Göttingen U., Germany), R. de Grijs (U. Sheffield, UK), and U. Fritze-v. Alvensleben (Göttingen U., Germany).

This image was created from data from HST program 6423: D. Hunter (Lowell Observatory), J.Gallagher, (U. Wisconsin), R.O'Connell (U. Virginia), and T. Smecker-Hane (UC-Irvine).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): October 21, 1998
Exposure Time: 1.1 hours
Filters: F336W (U), F555W (V), F658N (H-alpha), F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: ESA, NASA, and P. Anders (Göttingen University, Germany)
Release Date: February 3, 2004
Orientation: Supernova Bonanza in Nearby Galaxy NGC 1569