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October 25, 2007 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-39

Hubble Spies Shells of Sparkling Stars Around Quasar

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: MC2 1635+119, MC2 1635+11.9
Object Description: Shell structure around a QSO
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 37m 46s.51
Dec. +11° 49' 49".34
Constellation: Hercules
Dimensions: This image is roughly 1.2 arcminutes (600,000 light-years or 180 kiloparsecs) wide.
Redshift The object has a redshift, z = 0.146.
About the Data
Data Description:

The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 10421: G. Canalizo (University of California, Riverside), A. Stockton (Institute for Astronomy/University of Hawaii), M. Lacy (Spitzer Science Center/California Institute of Technology), and F. Schweizer (Carnegie Observatories/Carnegie Institution of Washington).

The science team comprises G. Canalizo and N. Bennert (University of California, Riverside), B. Jungwiert (University of California, Riverside/Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague), A. Stockton (Institute for Astronomy /University of Hawaii), F. Schweizer (Carnegie Observatories/Carnegie Institution of Washington), M. Lacy (Spitzer Science Center/California Institute of Technology), and C. Peng (STScI).

Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): June 28/July 4, 2005
Exposure Time: 3.2 hours
Filters: F606W (V)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Canalizo (University of California, Riverside)
Release Date: October 25, 2007
Orientation: Quasar MC2 1635+119 and Host Galaxy