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News Release 39 of 210

January 10, 2011 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-02

NASA's Hubble Finds that Puny Stars Pack a Big Punch

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: SWEEPS fields
Object Description: Stellar Field Near the Galactic Bulge
Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 59m 00s
Dec. -29° 12' 00"
Constellation: Sagittarius
About the Data
Data Description:

This SWEEPS data were created from the HST proposal 9750: K. Sahu, and H. Bond (STScI), T. Brown (High Altitude Observatory, Boulder), S. Casertano and M. Livio (STScI), D. Minniti (Catholic University of Chile), N. Panagia (STScI), A. Renzini (Astronomical Observatory of Padova, Italy), R. Rich (University of California, Los Angeles), and M. Zoccali (Catholic University of Chile).

The science team includes A. Kowalski (University of Washington), R. Osten and K. Sahu (STScI), and S. Hawley (University of Washington). The science team also includes J. Valenti, E. Smith, T. Brown, W. Clarkson, and S. Lubow (STScI), and N. Piskunov (Uppsala University, Sweden).

Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): February 22 - 29, 2004
Exposure Time: 49 hours
Filters: F606W (R) and F814W (I)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Kowalski (University of Washington), R. Osten and K. Sahu (STScI), and S. Hawley (University of Washington).
Release Date: January 10, 2010