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April 22, 2010 10:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-13

Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Awe and Discovery

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: HH 901 and HH 902 in the Carina Nebula
Object Description: Carina Nebula Star-forming Pillars and Herbig-Haro Objects with Jets
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m 05s.25
Dec. -59° 29' 45".00
Constellation: Carina
Distance: 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 84 arcseconds (3.1 light-years or 0.94 parsec) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 12050: M. Livio, K. Noll, M. Mutchler, Z. Levay, L. Frattare, W. Januszewski, C. Christian, and T. Borders (Hubble 20th Anniversary Team, STScI).
Instrument: WFC3/UVIS WFC3/IR
Filters: F502N ([O III]), F657N (H-alpha+[N II]), and F673N ([S II]) F126N ([Fe II]), F128N (Paschen-beta), and F164N ([Fe II])
Exposure Date(s): February 1-2, 2010 February/March 2010
Exposure Time: 9.3 hours 12 hours
About the Release
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)
Release Date: April 22, 2010
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures made by the WFC3 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Each filter was used to sample a narrow wavelength range over a broad range of the visible colors. The composite color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
WFC3/UVIS (Visible)
F673N ([S II]) red
F657N (H-alpha+[N II]) green
F502N ([O III]) blue
WFC3/IR (Infrared)
F126N ([Fe II]) red
F128N (Paschen-beta) green
F164N ([Fe II]) blue
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image for UVIS/IR/Details