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About this Object

Object Name:

Hodge 301

Object Description:

Nebulosity in the Milky Way Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 5h 38m 27s
Dec. -69° 04' 26"

Constellation:

Dorado

Total Visual Magnitude:

V=11 magnitude

Distance:

51.4 kiloparsecs (168,000 light years)

Dimensions:

The image is 118 arcseconds (roughly 96 light-years) on the vertical side.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

December 17, 1995

Total Exposure Time:

1.8 hours

Filters:

F336W(U), F555W(V), F814W(I),
F502N([OIII]), F656N(H-alpha), F673N ([SII])

Colors:

Composite ordering

Principal Astronomers:

You-Hua Chu (University of Illinois), Eva K. Grebel (University of Washington) and collaborators

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

April 1, 1999 12:00 noon ( EST)

Orientation/Scale:

North is toward the lower right.