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News Release 79 of 964

June 3, 2013 10:15 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-22

Rare Stellar Alignment Offers Opportunity to Hunt for Planets

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About the Object
Object Name: Proxima Centauri, Alpha Centauri C
Object Description: Nearby Star
Position (J2000): RA: 14h 29m 35s
Dec: -62° 40' 46"
Constellation: Centaurus
Distance: 4.2 light-years (1.3 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12985: K. Sahu (STScI), H. Bond (STScI and Pennsylvania State University), J. Anderson (STScI), and M. Dominik (University of St. Andrews)
Instrument: WFC3
Exposure Date(s): October 1, 2012
Exposure Time: 175 seconds
Filters: F555W(V)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Sahu (STScI)
Release Date: June 3, 2013
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