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News Release 17 of 954

April 10, 2014 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-23

Hubble Stretches Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther into Space

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About the Object
Object Name: SY Aurigae
Object Description: Cepheid Variable
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 12m 39s.23
Dec. +42° 49' 54".42
Constellation: Auriga
Distance: 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble data are from proposals 12679: A. Riess (JHU/STScI), J. MacKenty (STScI), J. Grunsfeld (NASA), and L. Macri (Texas A & M University); 12794: J. MacKenty (STScI), A. Riess (JHU/STScI), S. Casertano (STScI/JHU), and J. Anderson (STScI); and 13101: A. Riess (JHU/STScI). The science team comprises A. Riess (JHU/STScI), S. Casertano (STScI/JHU), J. Anderson and J. MacKenty (STScI), and A. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley).
Instrument: WFC3
Exposure Date(s): September 2011 – August 2013
Filters: F606W (V) and F673N ([S II])
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Riess (JHU/STScI), S. Casertano (STScI/JHU), J. Anderson and J. MacKenty (STScI), and A. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley)
Release Date: April 10, 2014