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About this Object
Object Name:
Horsehead Nebula, Barnard 33
Object Description:
Dark Nebula
Positions (J2000):
R.A. 05h 40m 59.00s
Dec. -02° 27' 30.0"
Constellation:
Orion
Distance:
1,600 light-years (490 parsecs)
Dimensions:
5.75 arcminutes (2.5 light-years or 0.8 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description:
The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12812: Hubble Heritage Team: PI: Z. Levay, J. Mack, J. Sokol, T. Borders, M. Mutchler, W. Januszewski, M. Livio, C. Christian, and L. Frattare (STScI); and K. Noll (NASA/GSFC).
Instruments:
WFC3/IR
Filters:
F110W (YJ) and F160W (H)
Exposure Dates:
October 22, 2012 - November 7, 2012
About this Image
Credit:
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date:
April 18, 2013
Color:
This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3/IR instruments. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. 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:
WFC3/IR F110W (YJ) blue
WFC3/IR F160W (H) orange
Orientation/Scale: