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July 3, 2003 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-20

Celestial Fireworks

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About the Object
Object Name: LMC N 49, DEM L 190
Object Description: Supernova Remnant
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 25m 57s.3
Dec. -66° 05' 20"
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: The distance to the LMC is roughly 160,000 light-years (50 kpc).
Dimensions: The image is roughly 1.9 arcminutes (91 light-years or 28 parsecs) across.
About the Data
Data Description: This image is a composite of archived Hubble observations from proposal 8114 by Y.-H. Chu (UIUC), R. Williams (UMASS), J. Dickel (UIUC), A. Caulet (ESO), R. Klinger (UIUC), E.Gotthelf (Columbia Astrophysics Lab); proposal 6827 by S. R. Kulkarni (Caltech), M. H. van Kerkwijk (U. of Toronto), R. Danner (JPL), T. Murakami (Kanazawa Univ. Japan); and proposal 6777 by R. Rothschild, D. Marsden, R. Cohen (UCSD).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): November 14, 1998, April 27, 1999, July 14, 2000
Exposure Time: 3.1 hours
Filters: F502N ([O III]), F656N (Hα), F673N ([S II]), F814W (I), F547M (Strömgren y)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: July 3, 2003
Orientation: Celestial Fireworks: Sheets of Debris From a Stellar Explosion (N 49, DEM L 190)