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September 11, 2007 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-33

Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Description: Planetary Nebulae
He 2-47
NGC 5315
IC 4593
NGC 5307
Object Name: He 2-47 NGC 5307 NGC 5315 IC 4593
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 23m 9.00s
Dec. -60° 32' 43.00"
R.A. 13h 51m 3.30s
Dec. -51° 12' 21.00"
R.A. 13h 53m 57.00s
Dec. -66° 30' 50.00"
R.A. 16h 11m 44.50s
Dec. +12° 04' 17.00"
Constellation: Carina Centaurus Circinus Hercules
Distance: 6,600 light-years 7,900 light-years (2.42 kpc) 7,000 light-years (2.14 kpc) 7,900 light-years (2.42 kpc)
About the Data
Data Description:

The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposals 11090 and 11093: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, and W. Januszewski (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI).

High-level Science Products are available from the Heritage MAST webpage.

Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): February, 2007
Filters: F502N ([O III]), F656N (Halpha), and F658N ([N II])
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: September 11, 2007

This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the WFPC2 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Three filters were used to sample narrow wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F502N ([O III]) blue
F656N (Halpha) green
F658N ([N II]) red


Orientation: Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style