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News Release 9 of 1057

October 27, 2016 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-37

A Death Star's Ghostly Glow

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Crab Nebula, M1, NGC 1952
Object Description: Supernova remnant
Position (J2000):

R.A.: 05h 34m 31.94s

Dec: +22° 00' 52.2"

Constellation: Taurus (Tau)
Dimensions: 7x5 arcminutes
Brightness: 8.4 V
About the Data
Data Description: These datasets are from the HST proposal 12748, P.I.: M. Weisskopf (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): January-September 2012
Exposure Time: The total exposure time is 200 minutes.
Filters: F550M, narrow V
About the Image

Image Credit:

Acknowledgment:

NASA and ESA

M. Weisskopf (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center)

Release Date: October 27, 2016
Color: This image is combined from separate exposures acquired by HST's ACS/WFC instrument in one filter, F550M (narrow V). Color was applied using a colormap assigning a different color to each brightness value.
Orientation: Scale and Compass for Crab Nebula