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August 12, 2004 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-26

Hubble Peers Inside a Celestial Geode

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: N44
Object Description: H II Region in the LMC
Position (J2000): R.A. 5h 21m 49s.79
Dec. -67° 54' 59".14
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: Approximately 160,000 light-years (50 kiloparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is roughly 2 arcminutes ( 98 light-years or 30 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. Nazé (U. Liège, Belgium) is also a science collaborator.
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): March 25, 2000
Exposure Time: 37 minutes
Filters: F656N (Halpha), F673N ([S II])
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Y. Nazé (University of Liège, Belgium) and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana)
Release Date: August 12, 2004
Orientation: Hubble Peers Inside Interstellar Bubble N44F