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December 9, 2004 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-33

Spitzer and Hubble Capture Evolving Planetary Systems

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
AU Microscopii
Object Name: AU Microscopii (AU Mic, GJ 803, HD197481)
Object Description: Spectral Type "M0" Star with Debris Disk
Position (J2000): R.A. 20h 45m 09s.53
Dec. -31° 20' 27".2
Constellation: Microscopium
Distance: Approximately 33 light-years (10 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposal: 9987- H.C. Ford (JHU), J. Krist (STScI), and M. Clampin (GSFC). Members of the science team include: J.E. Krist (STScI/JPL); D.R. Ardila (JHU); D.A. Golimowski (JHU); M. Clampin (NASA/Goddard); H.C. Ford (JHU); G.D. Illingworth (UCO-Lick); G.F. Hartig (STScI) and the ACS Science Team.
Mission/Instrument: Hubble: ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): April 3, 2004
Exposure Time: 1.4 hours
Filters: F606W(V)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, J.E. Krist (STScI/JPL); D.R. Ardila (JHU); D.A. Golimowski (JHU); M. Clampin (NASA/Goddard); H.C. Ford (JHU); G.D. Illingworth (UCO-Lick); G.F. Hartig (STScI) and the ACS Science Team
Release Date: December 9, 2004
Orientation: Disk of Debris Around Red Dwarf Star AU Microscopii

About the Object
HD 107146
Object Name: HD 107146
Object Description: Spectral Type "G2V" Star with Debris Disk
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 19m 06s.50
Dec. +16° 32' 53".9
Constellation: Coma Berenices
Distance: Approximately 88 light-years (27 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposals, 9987 and 10330: H.C. Ford (JHU), J. Krist (STScI), and M. Clampin (GSFC). Members of the science team include: D.R. Ardila (JHU); D.A. Golimowski (JHU); J.E. Krist (STScI/JPL); M. Clampin (NASA/Goddard); J.P. Williams (UH/IfA); J.P. Blakeslee (JHU); H.C. Ford (JHU); G.F. Hartig (STScI); G.D. Illingworth (UCO-Lick) and the ACS Science Team.
Mission/Instrument: Hubble: ACS/HRC
Exposure Date(s): June 5/July 20, 2004
Exposure Time: 1.3 hours
Filters: F606W(V) and F814W(I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, D.R. Ardila (JHU); D.A. Golimowski (JHU); J.E. Krist (STScI/JPL); M. Clampin (NASA/Goddard); J.P. Williams (UH/IfA); J.P. Blakeslee (JHU); H.C. Ford (JHU); G.F. Hartig (STScI); G.D. Illingworth (UCO-Lick) and the ACS Science Team
Release Date: December 9, 2004
Orientation: Planetary Debris Disk Encircling Yellow Dwarf Star HD 107146

About the Spitzer Data
Object Name(s): HD 117176, HD 33636, HD 52265, HD 82943, HD 50554, HD 128311
Object Description: Stars with Debris Disks
Mission/Instrument: Spitzer/MIPS
Wavelength: 24 and 70 um
Image Credit : NASA/JPL-Caltech/C. Beichman (Caltech)
Release Date: December 9, 2004