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News Release 280 of 967

July 1, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-22

Hubble Sees Stars and a Stripe in Celestial Fireworks

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: SN 1006, SNR 327.6+14.6
Object Description: Remnant from 1006 A.D. Supernova Event
Position (J2000): R.A. 15h 02m 48s.40
Dec. -41° 54' 42".00
Constellation: Lupus
Distance: 6,850 light-years or 2,100 parsecs
Dimensions: The image is approximately 2.5 arcminutes (5 light-years or 1.5 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 10577: J. Raymond (Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University), R. Sankrit (University of California, Berkeley), K. Korreck (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and P. Ghavamian (STScI) and 11017: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, and W. Januszewski (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI) and W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University).
Instrument: ACS/WFC and WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): February 2006 and April 2008
Exposure Time: 7.5 hour
Filters: F439W (B), F555W (V), F658 N (H-alpha+[N II]), and F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: July 1, 2008
Color This image combines several exposures in both ACS and WFPC2. The ACS images were exposed through a filter transmitting the light of hydrogen, and the WFPC2 images were made through three filters transmitting wide bands of color in the red and near infrared, yellow- green, and blue portions of the spectrum. In the color composite, the ACS image is shown in red, the WFPC2 red/IR filter images are shown in red-orange, yellow-green filter images in green, and blue filter images in blue-violet.
ACS F658 N (H-alpha+[N II]) red
WFPC2 F439W (B) blue
WFPC2 F555W (V) green
WFPC2 F814W (I) red
Orientation: SN 1006 Supernova Remnant (Hubble)