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June 4, 2013 10:15 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-21

Hubble Maps 3-D Structure of Ejected Material Around Erupting Star

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: T Pyxidis, T Pyx
Object Description: Recurrent Nova
Position (J2000): RA: 09h 04m 42s.50
Dec: -32° 22' 47".50
Constellation: Pyxis
Distance: 15,600 light-years (4,800 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12448: A. Crotts, J. Sokoloski, and H. Uthas (Columbia University).
Instruments and
WFC3: F225W, F487N, F502N, F547M, F600LP, F656N, F658N, and FQ422M
STIS: G430L and G750L
Exposure Date(s): May 2010 - May 2012
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Crotts (Columbia University)
Release Date: June 4, 2013