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July 1, 2004 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-22

Hubble Studies Generations of Star Formation in Neighboring Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: N11B
Object Description: H II Region in the LMC
Position (J2000): R.A. 4h 56m 51s.96
Dec. -66° 24' 32".01
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: Approximately 160,000 light-years (50 kiloparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is roughly 2.2 arcminutes (105 light-years or 32 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposal: 6698: Y.-H. Chu (U. Illinois at Urbana - Champaign), D. Bomans and K. Weis (Universitat Bochum), G. Garcia-Segura and M. Rosado (UNAM), A. Laval (Observatoire de Marseille), S. Points (Northwestern U.), H. Yang (U. Minnesota - Twin Cities) Y. Naze (Universite de Liege, Belgium) is also a science collaborator.
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): May 12, 1999
Exposure Time: 37 minutes
Filters: F656N (Halpha), F502N ([O III])
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and HEIC
Release Date: July 1, 2004
Orientation: Generations of Star Formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud