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News Release 287 of 954

January 10, 2008 11:30 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-01

Circumstellar Dust Takes Flight in 'The Moth'

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About the Object
Object Name: HD 61005
Object Description: Star with Circumstellar Structure
Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 35m 47s.46
Dec. -32° 12' 14".04
Constellation: Puppis
Distance: 100 light-years or 31 parsecs
About the Data
Data Description:

This image was created from data from the HST proposal 10527: D. Hines (Space Science Institute, New Mexico Office in Corrales, New Mexico).

The science team comprises D. Hines (Space Science Institute, New Mexico Office in Corrales, New Mexico), G. Schneider (University of Arizona) , D. Hollenbach (NASA Ames), E. Mamajek (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), L. Hillenbrand (California Institute of Technology), S. Metchev (University of California, Los Angeles), M. Meyer (University of Arizona), J . Carpenter (California Institute of Technology), A. Moro-Martin (Princeton University), M. Silverstone (Eureka Scientific, Cary, NC), J. Serena Kim (University of Arizona), and T. Henning, J. Bouwman, and S. Wolf (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany).

Instrument: NICMOS
Exposure Date(s): November 20, 2005; June 18, 2006
Exposure Time: 1.3 hours
Filters: F110W (J-band)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Hines (Space Science Institute, Corrales, New Mexico), and G. Schneider (University of Arizona)
Orientation: Circumstellar Disk HD 61005