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News Release 427 of 964

March 9, 2005 02:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-05

Hubble Weighs in on the Heaviest Stars in the Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Arches Cluster
Object Description: Star Cluster
Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 45m 50.5s
Dec. 28° 49' 28"
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: 25,000 light-years away (8,000 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: These data are from the HST program 7364: D. Figer (STScI)
Instrument: NICMOS
Exposure Date(s): September 13/14, 1997
Exposure Time: 1.2 hours
Filters: F110W (J-band), F160W (H-band), F187N (Paschen-alpha), F205W (205nm)