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News Release 522 of 951

June 5, 2002 12:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-13

Hubble's Infrared Camera is Back in Business — New Images Released

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Cone Nebula (NGC 2264)
Object Description: Gaseous Pillar in the Milky Way Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 6h 41m 12.6s
Dec. +09° 26' 25.7"
Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: About 2,500 light-years (770 parsecs)
Dimensions: This image is about 50 arcseconds (0.19 parsecs or 0.61 light-years) across.
About the Data
Instrument: NICMOS/NIC3
Exposure Date(s): May 11, 2002
Exposure Time: 3.4 hours
Principal Astronomers: A. Fruchter, B. Mobasher, and A.Schultz (STScI)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, The NICMOS Group (STScI, ESA) and The NICMOS Science Team (Univ. of Arizona)
Release Date: June 6, 2002
Filters: F110W (J-band), F160W (H-band), F187N (Paschen-alpha)
Orientation: Dense Gas and Dust Beyond the Outer Layers of the Cone Nebula


About the Object
Object Name: NGC 4013
Object Description: Edge-on Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 11h 58m 31.3s
Dec. +43° 56' 50"
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: About 55 million light-years (17 Mpc)
Dimensions: This image is about 50 arcseconds (4.1 kiloparsecs or 13,000 light-years) across.
About the Data
Instrument: NICMOS/NIC3
Exposure Date(s): May 12, 2002
Exposure Time: 2.4 hours
Principal Astronomers: D. Calzetti, A. Fruchter, T. Boeker, B. Mobasher, A. Schultz, E. Bergeron, S. Arribas, M. Dickinson, K. Noll, E. Roye, M. Sosey, and C. Xu (STScI)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, The NICMOS Group (STScI, ESA) and The NICMOS Science Team (Univ. of Arizona)
Release Date: June 5, 2002
Filters: F110W (J-band), F160W (H-band), F187N (Paschen-alpha)
Orientation: Edge-On Galaxy NGC 4013


About the Object
Object Name: IRAS 19297-0406
Object Description: Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxy (ULIRG)
Position (J2000): R.A. 19h 32m 22.3s
Dec. -04° 00' 01"
Constellation: Aquila
Distance: About 1 billion light-years (300 Mpc)
Dimensions: This image is about 15 arcseconds (22 kiloparsecs or 72,000 light-years) wide.
About the Data
Instrument: NICMOS/NIC2
Exposure Date(s): May 13-14, 2002
Exposure Time: 4 hours
Principal Astronomers: A. Fruchter, B. Mobasher, and A.Schultz (STScI)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, The NICMOS Group (STScI, ESA) and The NICMOS Science Team (Univ. of Arizona)
Release Date: June 5, 2002
Filters: NICMOS/NIC3: F110W (J-band), F160W (H-band)
ACS/WFC: F606W (V)
ACS/HRD: F330W (U)
Orientation: Tumultuous Collision Between Four Galaxies (IRAS 19297-0406)