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News Release 602 of 1049

January 6, 2003 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-02

Hubble Reveals Complex Circumstellar Disk

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: HD 141569A
Object Description: Massive Star with Disk
Position (J2000): R.A. 15h 49m 57.75s
Dec. -03° 55' 16.4"
Constellation: Libra
Distance: 320 light-years (100 parsecs)
Dimensions: The ACS image is roughly 16 arcseconds in width. At the distance of this star, this corresponds to approximately 1600 Astronomical Units or 1/40 of a light-year.
About the Data
Instrument: ACS/HRC (coronagraph)
Exposure Date(s): July 21, 2002
Exposure Time: 3.9 hours
Filters: F435W (B), F606W (V)
Principal Astronomers: ACS science team: H.C. Ford (JHU), G.D. Illingworth (UCO/Lick Observatory), N. Benitez (JHU), M. Clampin (STScI), G.F. Hartig (STScI), D.R. Ardila (JHU), F. Bartko (Bartko Science & Technology), J.P. Blakeslee (JHU), R.J. Bouwens (UCO/Lick Obs.), T.J. Broadhurst (Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University), R.A. Brown (STScI), C.J. Burrows (STScI), E.S. Cheng (NASA-GSFC), N.J.G. Cross (JHU), P.D. Feldman (JHU), M. Franx (Leiden Observatory), D.A.Golimowski (JHU), C. Gronwall (PSU), L. Infante (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), R.A. Kimble (NASA GSFC), J.E. Krist (STScI), M.P. Lesser (Steward Obs.), A.R. Martel (JHU), F. Menanteau (JHU), G.R. Meurer (JHU), G.K. Miley (Leiden Obs.), M. Postman (STScI), P. Rosati (ESO), M. Sirianni (JHU), W.B. Sparks (STScI), H.D. Tran (JHU), Z.I. Tsvetanov (JHU), R.L. White (STScI/JHU), and W. Zheng (JHU)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, M. Clampin (STScI), H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (UCO/Lick), J. Krist (STScI), D. Ardila (JHU), D. Golimowski (JHU), the ACS Science Team and ESA
Release Date: January 6, 2003
Orientation: Dust Disk Around 5-Million-Year-Old Star HD141569