Our programme was granted 22 primary spacecraft orbits in cycle 5 with the HST. The majority of this observing time has now been used. Only some limited, though highly essential, observations of calibration objects remain to be completed. We have commenced reduction of our HST data. The present report is based on results of our first, tentative data reduction. The preliminary analysis confirms the high quality of our observing data. Further, already these tentative results give new astrophysical insights of considerable significance.
Our primary target field is defined by the HST Planetary Camera (PC). The size of this field is around 1200 arcsec2. The centre of our primary field has = 52:s2 and = (epoch 2000). The total exposure times for the target field are, in y 53 min, in b 207 min and in v 320 min.
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