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News Release 118 of 1051

March 17, 2014 05:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-18

Hubble Celebrates Its 24th Anniversary with an Infrared Look at a Nearby Star Factory

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: NGC 2174, Monkey Head Nebula, Sharpless Sh2-252
Object Description: Star-forming Region
Position (J2000): R.A. 06h 09m 10s
Dec. +20° 27' 20"
Constellation: Orion
Distance: 6,400 light-years (2,000 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble data are from proposal 13623: Hubble Heritage Team/STScI/AURA: Z. Levay (PI; STScI), K. Noll (GSFC), and M. Mutchler, J. Mack, C. Christian, M. Livio, L. Frattare, J. Sokol, and S. Meyett (STScI). High-level science products for these data are available from the MAST archive.
Instrument: WFC3/IR
Exposure Date(s): February 7 - 24, 2014
Filters: F105W (Y), F125W (J), and F160W (H)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: March 17, 2014
Colors: This composite image includes exposures acquired by the WFC3 instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope. Several filters were used to sample broad 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:
F105W (Y) blue
F125W (J) green
F160W (H) red
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image for NGC 2174