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December 19, 2006 09:15 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-55

Celestial Season's Greetings from Hubble

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: LH 95
Object Description: Star-Forming Region in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 37m 4s.37 Dec. -66° 22' 1."6
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: Approximately 160,000 light-years (50 kiloparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 3 arcminutes (140 light-years or 45 parsecs) across.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposal 10566: D. Gouliermis, W. Brandner, and T. Henning (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), A. Dolphin (Steward Observatory), M. Rosa (European Southern Observatory), and B. Brandl (Leiden Observatory).
Instrument: ACS
Exposure Date(s): March, 2006
Filters: F555W (V) and F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Release Date: December 16, 2006
Color: This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using several different filters. Two filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:
F555W (V) blue
V+I green
F814W (I) red
Orientation: Star-Forming Region LH 95 in the Large Magellanic Cloud