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News Release 12 of 1057

October 6, 2016 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-34

Hubble Detects Giant 'Cannonballs' Shooting from Star

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: V Hydrae (V Hya)
Object Description: Carbon Star, Variable Star
Position (J2000):

R.A.: 10h 51m 37.2s

Dec: -21° 15' 00"

Constellation: Hydra (Hya)
Magnitude: 6.8 (V)
Distance: 1,200 light-years (roughly 400 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: Data were provided through HST proposals 9100, 9632, 9800, 12227, 12664, and 13053: R. Sahai (JPL), C. Barnbaum (Valdosta State Univ.), G. Knapp (Princeton Univ.), M. Morris (UCLA), J. Krist (JPL), and K. Young (SAO).
Instrument: STIS spectroscopy
Exposure Date(s): Jan. 2002; Dec. 2002; Jan.  2004; July 2011; Jul. 2012; and Jul. 2013
Exposure Time: Several exposures, 1 - 914 seconds
Gratings: G430M (419 nm), G750M (658 nm)

About the Release

Credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Sahai (JPL)
Release Date: October 6, 2016