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August 1, 2002 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-19

Hubble Astronomers Feast on an Interstellar Hamburger

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Gomez's Hamburger
IRAS 18059-3211
Object Description: Proto-Planetary Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 18h 09m 16s
Dec. 32° 10' 45"
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: We estimate, very approximately, that the distance to Gomez's Hamburger is about 2,000 parsecs (about 6,500 light-years)
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): February 22, 2002
Exposure Time: 32 minutes
Principal Astronomers: A. Gomez (CTIO)
Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll, H. Bond, T. Borders, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, J. Lee, Z. Levay, E. Masiello, P. Royle (STScI)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: August 1, 2002
Filters: F675W (R), F555W (V), F450W (B)
Orientation: Gomez's Hamburger: A Sun-Like Star Near the End of Its Life