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July 26, 2001 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-21

Hubble's Panoramic Portrait of a Vast Star-Forming Region

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: 30 Doradus
Object Description: Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 38m 42s
Dec. -69° 06' 03''
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: 52 kpc (170,000 light-years)

This image of 30 Doradus measures 200 light-years wide by 150 light-years high.

About the Data 
Note: This image was created from archived data of 30 Doradus from various proposals.
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Dates: January 1994 - September 2000
Filters: F336W (U), F555W (V), F656N (Ha), F673N ([S II]), F814W (I)
Principal Astronomers:

Prop. 8163: N. Walborn and J. Maíz-Apellániz (STScI), R. Barbá (La Plata Observatory, Argentina), L. Drissen (U. Laval, Quebec, Canada), J. Parker (SwRI), W. Brandner (ESO), E. Grebel (Max-Planck, Germany, UK)

Prop. 6122: Y-H. Chu (U. Illinois-Urbana), B. Wakker (U. Wisc-Madison), S. Points and M. Mac Low (U. Illinois-Urbana), R. Kennicutt (U. Arizona), C. Smith (NOAO-CITO, Chile) D. Bomans (U. Bochum, Germany, UK)

Prop. 5589: J. Trauger (JPL)

Prop. 5114: J. Westphal (Caltech)

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA, N. Walborn and J. Maíz-Apellániz (STScI), R. Barbá (La Plata Observatory, Argentina)
Release Date: July 26, 2001 9:00 a.m. (EDT)
Orientation: Vast Star-Forming Region 30 Doradus