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About this Object

Object Name:

SNR 0509-67.5

Object Description:

Supernova Remnant

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h09m 31s.70
Dec.
-67° 31' 18".01

Constellation:

Dorado

Distance:

160,000 light-years (50,000 parsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is 1.2 arcminutes (58 light-years or 18 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposals 11015: J. Hughes, J. Warren, and L. Hovey (Rutgers University), C. Badenes (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), C. Smith (NOAO/CTIO), J. Vink (Space Research Organization, Netherlands), and P. Ghavamian (STScI); and 12326: K. Noll, Z. Levay, M. Livio, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, M. Mutchler, and T. Borders (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI).

Instruments:

WFC3/UVIS and ACS/WFC

Filters:

F475W (g), F555W (V), F658N (H-alpha+[N II]), and F814W (I)

Exposure Dates:

October 28, 2006 and November 4, 2010

Exposure Time:

3.3 hours

About this Image

Credit:

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

Acknowledgment:

J. Hughes (Rutgers University)

Release Date:

December 14, 2010

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 and narrow 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:

F814W (I)

orange

F658N (H-alpha+[N II])

red

F555W (V)

green

F450W (B)

violet

Orientation/Scale: