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News Release 595 of 1051

April 3, 2003 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-09

Rainbow Image of a Dusty Star

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Egg Nebula, CRL 2688
Object Description: Protoplanetary Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 21h 02m 18.80s
Dec. +36° 41' 38".0
Constellation: Cygnus
Distance: About 3,000 light-years (about 1000 parsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 86 arcseconds (about 1 light-year or 0.4 parsec) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: These data are from the HST calibration proposal 9586 by W. Sparks and C. Pavlovsky (STScI).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): September 27, 2002; October 16, 2002
Exposure Time: 1.5 hours
Filters: F606W (wide V) + polarization filters: POL0V, POL60V, POL120V
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: April 3, 2003
Orientation: Rainbow Image of the Egg Nebula