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January 5, 2009 12:20 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-01

Brown Dwarfs Don't Hang Out With Stars

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About the Object
Object Name: Kelu-1 AB, Kelu
Object Description: Binary Brown Dwarf System
Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 05m 39s.71
Dec. -25° 41' 04".3
Constellation: Centaurus
Distance: 61 light-years (18.7 parsecs)
About the Data
Instrument: NICMOS
Exposure Date(s): August 14, 1998 and July 31, 2005
Science Team This image was created from HST data from proposals 7952: E. Martin (Institute for Astrophysics, Canary Islands) and G. Basri (University of California, Berkeley); and 10208: W. Brandner, E. Masciadri, and V. Joergens (Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), R. Koehler (Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory, Heidelberg), M. Kasper (European Southern Observatory, Germany), and H. Bouy (Institute for Astrophysics, Canary Islands). M. Stumpf, of the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, is also on the science team.
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Stumpf (Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg
Release Date: January 5, 2009
Orientation: Binary Brown Dwarf Kelu-1