LRLL 54361 Light Echo – Hubble – Dec. 15, 2010
LRLL 54361, L54361
950 light-years (290 parsecs)
The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12284: J. Muzerolle (PI; STScI) and collaborators.
The science team comprises: J. Muzerolle (STScI), E. Furlan (NOAO and Caltech), K. Flaherty (Steward Obervatory), Z. Balog (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), and R. Gutermuth (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).
The Hubble images were originally black and white and recorded only overall brightness. These brightness values were translated into a range of reddish hues. Such color "maps" can be useful in helping to distinguish subtly varying brightness in an image.