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March 6, 2002 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-05

A Bow Shock Near a Young Star

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: Bow Shock Around LL Orionis
Object Description: Bow Shock around T-Tauri Star in the Orion Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 05.64s
Dec. -05° 25' 19.5"
Constellation: Orion
Distance: About 1,500 light-years

The image is roughly 1.8 arcminutes (0.8 light-years) across.

About the Data


Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date: February 3, 1995
Exposure Time: 32 minutes
Filters: F502N ([O III]), F547M (Strömgren y), F656N (H-alpha),
F658N ([N II])
Principal Astronomers:

C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University)

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: March 6, 2002
Orientation/Scale: Bow Shock Near Young Star LL Ori