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August 23, 2006 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-41

Wispy Dust and Gas Paint Portrait of Starbirth

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: LMC N 180B, LHA 120-N 180B
Object Description: Bright compact HII region in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 48m 48s.65
Dec. -70° 04' 27 ".36
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: Approximately 160,000 light-years (50 kiloparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 2.5 arcminutes (118 light-years or 36 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposal: 6698: Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, 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). The main science team is composed of Y. Nazé (Universite de Liège, Belgium) and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): April 29, 1998
Exposure Time: 37 minutes
Filters: F656N (Halpha) and F502N ([O III])
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: August 11, 2006
Orientation/Scale: N 180B in the Large Magellanic Cloud