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News Release 49 of 71

April 9, 1998 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-16

Hubble Finds That Even Massive Stars Just Fade Away

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 1818
Object Description: Rich star cluster
Constellation: Dorado
Diameter: 7 arc minutes
Magnitude: 9.7
Distance: 164,000 light-years
Age: 40 million years
About the Data
Exposure Date(s): December 1995
About the Image
Wavelength: Natural color reconstruction from three filters (I,B,U)
Field of view: 100 light-years, 2.2 arc minutes