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News Release 443 of 1051

October 4, 2006 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-34

Hubble Finds Extrasolar Planets Far Across Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: SWEEPS fields
Object Description: Stellar Field Near the Galactic Bulge
Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 59m 00s
Dec. -29 ° 12' 00"
Constellation: Sagittarius
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 9750: K. Sahu, and H. Bond (STScI), T. Brown (High Altitude Observatory, Boulder), S. Casertano and M. Livio (STScI), D. Minniti (Catholic University of Chile), N. Panagia (STScI), A. Renzini (Astronomical Observatory of Padova, Italy), R. Rich (University of California, Los Angeles), and M. Zoccali (Catholic University of Chile). The science team also includes J. Valenti, E. Smith, T. Brown, W. Clarkson, and S. Lubow (STScI), and N. Piskunov (Uppsala University, Sweden).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): February 22 - 29, 2004
Exposure Time: 49 hours
Filters: F606W (R) and F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Sahu (STScI)
Release Date: October 4, 2006

This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using two different filters. Two filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F606W V blue
F606W+F814W green
F814W I red

Orientation: SWEEPS ACS/WFC Color Composite