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News Release 274 of 1051

December 14, 2010 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-27

Hubble Supernova Bubble Resembles Holiday Ornament

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: SNR 0509-67.5
Object Description: Supernova Remnant
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 09m 31s.70
Dec. -67° 31' 18".01
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: 160,000 light-years (50,000 parsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 1.2 arcminutes (58 light-years or 18 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposals 11015: J. Hughes, J. Warren, and L. Hovey (Rutgers University), C. Badenes (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), C. Smith (NOAO/CTIO), J. Vink (Space Research Organization, Netherlands), and P. Ghavamian (STScI); and 12326: K. Noll, Z. Levay, M. Livio, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, M. Mutchler, and T. Borders (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI).
Instrument: WFC3/UVIS and ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): October 28, 2006, and November 4, 2010
Exposure Time: 3.3 hours
Filters: F475W (g), F555W (V), F658N (H-alpha+[N II]), and F814W (I)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Acknowledgment: J. Hughes (Rutgers University)
Release Date: December 14, 2010
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3 and ACS instruments on HST. Several filters were used to sample broad and narrow wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
F814W (I) orange
F658N (H-alpha+[N II]) red
F555W (V) green
F475W (g) violet
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image of SNR 0509