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February 7, 2013 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-04

Strobe-like Flashes Discovered in a Suspected Binary Protostar

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: LRLL 54361, L54361
Object Description: Protostar
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 43m 51
Dec. +32° 02' 48"
Constellation: Perseus
Distance: 950 light-years (290 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12284: J. Muzerolle (PI; STScI) and collaborators.

The science team comprises J. Muzerolle (STScI), E. Furlan (NOAO and Caltech), K. Flaherty (Steward Obervatory), Z. Balog (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), and R. Gutermuth (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).

Instrument: WFC3/IR
Exposure Date(s): December 3 - 26, 2010
Filters: F160W (H)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Muzerolle (STScI), E. Furlan (NOAO and Caltech), K. Flaherty (University of Arizona/Steward Observatory), Z. Balog (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy), and R. Gutermuth (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Acknowledgment: R. Hurt (Caltech/Spitzer Science Center)
Release Date: February 7, 2013
Color: The Hubble images were originally black and white and recorded only overall brightness. These brightness values were translated into a range of reddish hues. Such color "maps" can be useful in helping to distinguish subtly varying brightness in an image.
Orientation: Compass and Scale Image of LRLL 54361