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April 1, 2009 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-15

Hubble Finds Hidden Exoplanet in Archival Data

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: HR 8799b
Object Description: Extrasolar Planet Orbiting Star HR 8799
Position (J2000): R.A. 23h 07m 28s.71
Dec. +21° 08' 03".30
Constellation: Pegasus
Distance: 130 light-years or 39 parsecs away
About the Data
Data Description:

The Hubble data is from proposal 7226: E. Becklin (University of California, Los Angeles), D. Kirkpatrick and P. Lowrance (California Institute of Technology), B. Zuckerman (University of California, Los Angeles), G. Schneider and D. McCarthy (University of Arizona), T. Henry (Georgia State University Research Foundation), R. Terrile (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), D. Koerner (University of Pennsylvania), and B. Smith (University of Hawaii).

The science team comprises: D. Lafrenière (University of Toronto, Canada), C. Marios (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, BC), R. Doyon (University of Montreal), and T. Barman (Lowell Observatory).

Instrument: NICMOS
Exposure Date(s): October 30, 1998
Filters: F160W (H band)
About the Release
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Lafrenière (University of Toronto, Canada)
Release Date: April 1, 2009