Melnick 34

An image of Melnick 34, made with the new Wide Field and Planetary Camera's (WFPC-2) improved optics. With an exposure equivalent to an WFPC-1 image, this WFPC-2 image collects all the light from the central star into sharp focus because the telescope's spherical aberration is corrected by the new camera's optics. The WFPC-2 instrument was installed during the 1993 servicing mission.


About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:13 January 1994, 06:00
Size:356 x 344 px

About the Object

Name:Melnick 34
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Distance:170000 light years

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