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July 28, 2005 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-21

Hubble Pinpoints Doomed Star that Explodes as Supernova

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About the Object
Object Name: SN 2005cs in M51
Object Description: Supernova
Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 29m 52.85s
Dec. +47° 10' 36.3"
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Distance: About 27 million light-years (8.3 Megaparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 3 arcseconds (400 light-years or 120 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
  Pre-supernova data Post-supernova data
Data Description: The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 10452: S. Beckwith (STScI), R. Kennicutt Jr. (University of Arizona), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposals 10182: W. Li and A. Filippenko (University of California) et. al.
Instrument: ACS/WFC ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): January 19 - 22, 2005 July 11, 2005
Exposure Time: 23 minutes 20 minutes
Filters: F814W (I) F330W (U)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Li and A. Filippenko (University fo California, Berkeley), S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: July 28, 2005
Orientation: SN 2005cs in M51 - After Progenitor Star's Explosion