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April 6, 2010 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-03

Small Companion to Brown Dwarf Challenges Simple Definition

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: 2MASS J04414489+2301513, 2MASS J044144
Object Description: Brown Dwarf with Companion
Position (J2000): R.A. 04h 41m 44s.90
Dec. +23° 01' 51".40
Constellation: Taurus
Distance: 460 light-years or 140 parsecs
Dimensions: This image is 0.6 arcseconds (84 astronomical units) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 11203: K. Luhman (Penn State University) and K. McLeod (Wellesley College). Other collaborators include K. Todorov (Penn State University).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): August 20, 2008
Exposure Time: 7 minutes
Filters: F791W (I) and F850LP (I)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Todorov and K. Luhman (Penn State University)
Release Date: April 6, 2010