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November 22, 2011 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-35

NASA's Hubble Finds Stellar Life and Death in a Globular Cluster

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 1846
Object Description: Globular Cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 07m 33s.94
Dec. -67° 27' 41".29
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: 160,000 light-years (49,000 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 10595: P. Goudfrooij (STScI), F. De Angeli (University of Cambridge), V. Kozhurina-Platais (STScI), R. Chandar (University of Toledo), T. Puzia (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), and T. Brown (STScI).
Instrument: ACS
Filters: F435W (B), F555W (V), F814W (I)
Exposure Date(s): January 12, 2006
Exposure Time: 34 minutes
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Acknowledgment: P. Goudfrooij (STScI)
Release Date: November 22, 2011
Colors: This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using three broadband filters. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:
F435W (B) blue
F555W (V) green
F814W (I) red