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June 4, 2001 12:30 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-18

Bigger, Better Catalog Unveils Half a Billion Celestial Objects

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: Rosette Nebula; NGC 2237
Object Description: Emission nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 06h 32.3m
Dec. 05° 03'
Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: 920 pc (5500 light-years)

This image is 30 arcminutes square.
The entire nebula is roughly 130 light-years across.

About the Data 
Instrument: Glass photographic plates taken at the Schmidt telescope at the California Institute of Technology's Palomar Observatory; scanned for the Digitized Sky Survey Projects.
Scan Epoch:
DSS 2 - Red
DSS 2 - Blue
103aE emulsion
IIIaF emulsion plus RG610 filter
IIaJ emulsion plus GG395 filter
Exposure Dates:
April 4, 1953
March 29, 1998
January 18, 1997
Exposure Times:
45 minutes
50 minutes
30 minutes
About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA, the DSS-II and GSC-II Consortia, and Caltech
Release Date: June 4, 2001 9:30 a.m. (PDT)/12:30 p.m. (EDT)