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July 19, 2007 12:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-28

Astronomers Find Highly Elliptical Disk Around Young Star

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: HD 15115
Object Description: Star with Debris Disk
Position (J2000): R.A. 02h 26m 16s.28
Dec. +06° 17' 32".9
Constellation: Cetus
Distance: 150 light-years (45 parsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 23 arcseconds (roughly 1000 Astronomical Units) across.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from data from the HST proposal 10896: P. Kalas, J. Graham, M. Fitzgerald (University of California, Berkeley).
Instrument: ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): July 17, 2006
Exposure Time: 35 minutes
Filters: F606W (V)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley)
Orientation/Scale: HD 15115, July 17, 2006: Annotated