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May 10, 2009 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-21

Hubble Photographs a Planetary Nebula to Commemorate Decommissioning of Super Camera

A Hubble Heritage Release

May 10, 2009: The Hubble community bids farewell to the soon-to-be decommissioned Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. In tribute to Hubble's longest-running optical camera, planetary nebula K 4-55 has been imaged as WFPC2's final "pretty picture."

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: R. Sahai and J. Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)