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August 31, 2011 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-20

Hubble Movies Provide Unprecedented View of Supersonic Jets from Young Stars

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About the Object
Object Name: HH 47 HH 34 HH 2
Object Description: Herbig-Haro Object Herbig-Haro Object Herbig-Haro Object
Position (J2000): R.A. 08h 25m 44s.81
Dec. -59° 03' 27".0
R.A. 05h 35m 30s.96
Dec. -06° 28' 37".2
R.A. 05h 36m 24s.00
Dec. -06° 46' 48".0
Constellation: Vela Orion Orion
Distance: 1,470 light-years (450 parsecs) 1,350 light-years (414 parsecs) 1,350 light-years (414 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The observations of HH 47, HH 34, and HH 2 are taken from HST proposals: 5114 J. Westphal (Caltech), 5504 and 6794: B. Reipurth (University of Hawaii), and 11179: P. Haritgan (Rice University).
Instrument: WFPC2
Filters: F656N (H-alpha) and F673N ([S II])
Exposure Date(s): HH 47: Sept. 1994, Sept. 1998, and Oct. 2007
HH 34: Mar. 1994, Feb. 1998, and Jan. 2008
HH 2: Aug. 1994, Jul. 1997, and Aug. 2007
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Haritgan (Rice University)
Release Date: August 31, 2011
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