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About this Object
Object Name:
RS Puppis, RS Pup
Object Description:
Cepheid Variable
Position (J2000):
R.A. 08h 13m 04s.22
Dec. -34° 34'
6,500 light-years (2,000 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:
The image was created from ACS/WFC data of RS Puppis as part of the HST proposal 11715: H. Bond (STScI and Pennsylvania State University), W. Sparks (STScI), P. Kervella (Observatoire de Paris), A. Merand (European Southern Observatory), D. Bersier (Liverpool John Moores University), P. Fouque (Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees), E. Pompei (European Southern Observatory), G. Perrin (Observatoire de Paris), and V. Scowcroft (Carnegie Institution of Washington).
F435W (B) and F606W (V)
Exposure Date:
March 26, 2010
Exposure Time:
35 minutes
About this Image
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Release Date:
December 17, 2013
This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope (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:
F435W (B) blue
F435W (B) + F606W (V) green
F606W (V) red