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December 20, 2016 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-42

Festive Nebulas Light Up Milky Way Galaxy Satellite

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About the Object
Object Name: NGC 248, DEM S 16, SMC N13
Object Description: Star-forming Nebula
Position (J2000):
R.A.: 00h 45m 24.07s
Dec: -73° 22' 44.4"
Constellation: Tucana (Tuc) the Toucan
Distance: 197,000 light-years (61 kiloparsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: These datasets are from the HST proposal 13659, P.I.: K. Sandstrom (University of California, San Diego).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): September 2015
Exposure Time: The total exposure time is 418 minutes.
Filters: F475W (B), F550M (narrow V), F658N (H-alpha), and F814W (i)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, K. Sandstrom (University of California, San Diego), and the SMIDGE team
Release Date: December 20, 2016
This image is combined from separate exposures acquired by HST's ACS/WFC instrument. Four filters were used to sample different wavelength bands. 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:
F475W (B)                blue
F550M (narrow V)    green
F658N (H-alpha)      orange
F814W (i)                 red