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News Release 22 of 951

February 18, 2014 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-11

Hubble Watches Stars' Clockwork Motion in Nearby Galaxy

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About the Object
Object Name: Large Magellanic Cloud
Object Description: Irregular Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 23m 34s.53
Dec. -69° 45' 22".07
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: 170,000 light-years (52,000 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble data are from proposals 9462: C. Alcock (Harvard University), R. van der Marel (STScI), C. Nelson (University of California, Berkeley), T. Axelrod (University of Arizona), K. Cook (Eureka Scientific Inc.), A. Drake (Caltech), and M. Geha (Yale University); 10130: C. Alcock (Harvard University), N. Kallivayalil (University of Virginia), R. van der Marel (STScI), M. Geha (Yale University), K. Cook (Eureka Scientific Inc.), A. Drake (Caltech), and T. Axelrod (University of Arizona); and 11730: N. Kallivayalil (University of Virginia), R. van der Marel and J. Anderson (STScI), G. Besla (Columbia University), and C. Alcock (Harvard University).
Instrument: WFC3/UVIS and ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): 2002 - 2010
Filters: F606W (V) and F814W (I)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, R. van der Marel (STScI), and N. Kallivayalil (University of Virginia)
Release Date: February 18, 2014