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May 7, 2003 09:45 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-15

Deepest View of Space Yields Young Stars in Andromeda Halo

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: M31, NGC 224, Andromeda Galaxy
Object Description: Spiral Galaxy in Local Group
Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 46m 08.14s
Dec. +40° 42' 36.36"
Constellation: Andromeda
Distance: About 2.5 million light-years (0.8 Megaparsecs)
Dimensions: The image is roughly 3.1 arcminutes (2,300 light-years or 710 parsecs) across.
About the Data
Data Description: These data are from the HST proposal 9453 by T.M. Brown, H.C. Ferguson, E. Smith (STScI), R.A. Kimble, A.V. Sweigart (NASA/GSFC), A. Renzini (ESO), R.M. Rich (UCLA), and D.A. VandenBerg (U. of Victoria).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): December 2002; January 2003
Exposure Time: 3.5 days
Filters: F606W (Wide V), F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and T.M. Brown (STScI)
Release Date: May 7, 2003
Orientation: Young and Old Stars Found in Andromeda's Halo