Hubble extrasolar planet search field in Sagittarius [excerpt]

This is an excerpt of the Hubble Space Telescope field of view in the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS).

Credit:

NASA, ESA, K. Sahu (STScI) and the SWEEPS science team

About the Image

Id:heic0612e
Type:Observation
Release date:4 October 2006, 19:00
Related releases:heic0612
Size:2868 x 1635 px

About the Object

Name:Sagittarius, SWEEPS
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Multiple
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distance:25000 light years
Constellation:Sagittarius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 58 53.99
Position (Dec):-29° 11' 20.19"
Field of view:0.54 x 0.31 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.9° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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