NASA Photo ID: S90-46425           File Name: 10063628.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 08/20/90
  Title: HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE (HST) IMAGERY OF THE 30 DORADUS NEBULA
  Description:
  Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of the 30 Doradus Nebula show its 
  remarkable cluster of tightly-packed young stars 160,000 light years from 
  Earth in the large Magellanic cloud galaxy.  Panel A is a portion of a
  image  made with the HST Wide Field Planetary Camera (WFPC).  WFPC
  photographed four  adjoining sky regions simultaneously which are assembled
  in this mosaic.   Panel B is an enlargement of the central portion of the
  HST image which was  made in violet light. It shows the compact star
  cluster R136, which consists  of very hot and massive young stars.  The
  star images have bright cores that  are only 0.1 arc seconds wide, allowing
  many more stars to be distinguished  than in previous ground-based
  telescopic photos.  Panel C is a photograph of  the same region as Panel B,
  obtained with the Max Planck 2.2 meter telescope  at the European Southern
  Observatory in Chile. The star images are 0.6 arc  seconds wide.  Panel D
  shows how computer processing of the HST image in  Panel B has sharpened
  its appearance.  The undesirable fuzzy halos around the  stars as seen in
  Panel B are substantially reduced.  Image was released from  the Goddard
  Space Flight Center (GSFC).      
  
  Subject terms:
  ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES              
  GALAXIES                                
  HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE                  
  NEBULAE                                 
  STARS                                   
  

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