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April 5, 2012 11:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-17

Space Astronomy Archive and Distant Supernova Are Named in Honor Of U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Supernova Mikulski, SN Mikulski
Object Description: Supernova Discovered in Hubble CANDELS Data
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 00m 31s.665
Dec. +02° 26' 13".85
Constellation: Sextans
Distance: 7.4 billion light-years (2.3 billion parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12440: S. Faber (University of California, Santa Cruz) and H. Ferguson (STScI) et al.
Instrument/Filters: WFC3/IR F125W (I)
ACS F606W (V) and F814W (I)
Exposure Date(s): December 2011 and January 2012
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Riess (STScI and JHU)
Release Date: April 5, 2012
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3 and ACS instruments on HST. Several filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
ACS F606W (V) blue
ACS F814W (I) green
WFC3/IR F125W (J) red