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News Release 457 of 954

April 8, 2004 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-13

Hubble Sees Stars as Numerous as Grains of Sand in Nearby Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 300
Object Description: Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 54m 53.5s
Dec. 37° 40' 59"
Constellation: Sculptor
Distance: 6.5 million light-years (2 Megaparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 3 arcminutes (5,700 light-years or 1,700 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: These data are from the HST program 9492: F. Bresolin and R.-P. Kudritzki (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii) and W. Gieren and G. Pietrzynski (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): July 19, 2002; September 28, 2002
Exposure Time: 2 hours
Filters: F435W (B), F555W (V), F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: April 8, 2004
Orientation: Myriad of Stars in Spiral Galaxy NGC 300