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News Release 408 of 949

June 7, 2005 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-15

Supernova Remnant Menagerie

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: LMC N 63A
Object Description: Supernova Remnant
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 43s Dec. -66° 02' 32"
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: The distance to the LMC is roughly 160,000 light-years (50 kpc).
Dimensions: This image is 1.4 arcminutes (68 light-years or 21 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image is a composite of archived Hubble observations from proposal 6698 by Y.-H. Chu, R. Williams, J. Dickel , A. Caulet, and R. Klinger (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), and E.Gotthelf (Columbia Astrophysics Lab); and proposal 8110 by Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), D. Bomans (Universitat Bochum, Astronomisches Institut), G. Garcia-Segura (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), A. Laval (Observatoire de Marseille), S. Points (Cerro Tololo Interamerican Obs.), M. Rosado (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), K. Weis (Universitat Bochum, Astronomisches Institut), and H. Yang (Rice University). The main science team is composed of Y.-H. Chu, R. Williams, and J. Dickel (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): October 8, 1997 and September 12, 2000
Exposure Time: 1.3 hours
Filters: F502N ([O III]), F656N (Hα), F673N ([S II])
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: June 7, 2005
Orientation: Supernova Remnant N 63A Menagerie