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July 10, 2001 04:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-25

Hubble Snaps Picture of Remarkable Double Cluster

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 1850
Object Description: Double Star Cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 08m 44.0s
Dec. -68° 45' 36.0''
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: 51.4 kpc (168,000 light-years)

The full image is 2.1 x 1.4 arcminutes across, corresponding 102 x 68
light-years at the distance of the Large Magellanic Cloud. NGC 1850 has a full diameter of about 3.5 arcminutes.

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Dates: April 3, 1994 and February 6, 1996
Exposure Time: 1.9 hours
Filters: F439W (B); F569W (V), F656N (Ha), F675W (R), F791W (I)
Principal Astronomers:

M. Romaniello and R. Gilmozzi (ESO), N. Panagia (ESA/STScI) and E.
Tolstoy (Kapteyn Institute, The Netherlands)

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and Martino Romaniello (European Southern Observatory, Germany)
Release Date: July 10, 2001 12:00 noon (EDT)