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About this Object

Object Name:

V838 Monocerotis

Object Description:

Nova-like variable star and surrounding light echo

Position (J2000):

R.A. 07h 04m 04.8s
Dec. –03° 50' 50"

Constellation:

Monoceros

Distance:

The star is ~20,000 light-years (~6 kiloparsecs) away.

Dimensions:

This image is 2.4 arcminutes (13.7 light-years or 4.2 parsecs) wide

About the Data

Data Description:

These data are from the HST program 10392: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, and T. Royle (STScI).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

October 23, 2004

Exposure Time:

2.4 hours

Filters:

F435W (B), F606W (V), F814W (I)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

February 3, 2005

Orientation/Scale: