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News Release 205 of 1051

July 3, 2012 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-30

NASA's Hubble Views a Cosmic Skyrocket

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: HH 110
Object Description: Herbig-Haro Object
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 51m 24s.91
Dec. +02° 54' 51".84
Constellation: Orion
Distance: 1,300 light-years (400 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposals 10483: PI: B. Reipurth (University of Hawaii) and 12326: K. Noll (Hubble Heritage Team).
Instrument: ACS/WFC, WFC3/UVIS, and WFC3/IR
Exposure Date(s): January 21, 2004 and April 25, 2011
Exposure Time: 2.6 hours
Filters: F658N (H-alpha), F814W (I), F110W (J), and F160W (H)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS and WFC3 instruments. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. 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:
WFC3/UVIS F814W (I) blue
ACS/WFC F658N (H-alpha) cyan
WFC3/IR F110W (J) green
WFC3/IR F160W (H) red
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image of HH 110