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April 25, 2005 12:01 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-12

Hubble Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Spectacular New Images

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Image: Location of HST images in the Eagle Nebula

Location of HST images in the Eagle Nebula

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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

This wide-field image of the Eagle Nebula was taken at the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera. It shows the areas seen in greater detail with Hubble's Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) in 1995 and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) in 2005.

Object Names: Eagle Nebula, M16, NGC 6611, IC 4703

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Photo Credit: T.A.Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage, NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOAO/AURA/NSF) and B.A.Wolpa (NOAO/AURA/NSF)

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