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December 15, 2011 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-38

Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: S106, Sh2-106, Sharpless 2-106
Object Description: Star-Forming Region
Position (J2000): R.A. 20h 27m 27s.10
Dec. +37° 22' 39".0
Constellation: Cygnus
Distance: About 2000 light-years (600 parsecs)
Dimensions: The image is 2.9 arcminutes (1.7 light-years or 0.5 parsec) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12326: K. Noll, Z. Levay, M. Livio, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, M. Mutchler, and T. Borders (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI).
Instrument and Filters: WFC3/UVIS: F657N (H-alpha)
WFC3/IR: F110W (J) and F160W (H)
Exposure Date(s): February 12-13, 2011
Exposure Time: 1.3 hours
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: December 15, 2011
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3 instrument on HST. Several filters were used to sample broad and narrow 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:
F160W (H) red
F110W (J) cyan
F657N (H-alpha) blue