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About this Object

Object Name:

S106, Sh2-106, Sharpless 2-106

Object Description:

Star-Forming Region

Position (J2000):

R.A. 20h 27m 27s.10
Dec. +37° 22' 39".0

Constellation:

Cygnus

Distance:

About 2000 light-years (600 parsecs)

Dimensions:

The image is 2.9 arcminutes (1.7 light-years or 0.5 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12326:  K. Noll, Z. Levay, M. Livio, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, M. Mutchler, and T. Borders (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI).

Instrument and Filters:

WFC3/UVIS: F657N (H-alpha)
WFC3/IR: F110 (J) and F160 (H)

Filters:

F435W (B), F555W (V), F814W (I)

Exposure Date:

February 12-13, 2011

Exposure Time:

1.3 hours

About this Image

Credit:

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

Release Date:

December 15, 2011

Color:

This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the WFC3 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using three broadband filters. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F160W (H)

red

F110W (J)

cyan

F657N (H-alpha)

blue

Orientation/Scale: