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December 18, 2012 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-49

A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 5189
Object Description: Planetary Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 33m 32s.91
Dec. -65° 58' 26".58
Constellation: Musca
Distance: 1,800 to 3,000 light-years (540 - 900 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12812: Hubble Heritage Team: PI: Z. Levay (STScI), K. Noll (NASA/GSFC), and M. Mutchler, L. Frattare, W. Januszewski, C. Christian, T. Borders, M. Livio, J. Mack, and J. Sokol (STScI)
Instrument: WFC3/UVIS
Exposure Date(s): July 6, 2012
Exposure Time: 7 hours
Filters: F502N ([O III]), F657N (H-alpha+[N II]), F673N [S II], F606W (V) and F814W (I)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: December 18, 2012
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by Hubble's WFC3 instrument. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths/frequencies. 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) yellow
F606W (V) blue
F673N [S II] green
F657N (H-alpha+[N II]) orange
F502N ([O III]) cyan