PIA04533: The Red Rectangle
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
Product Size: 612 x 792 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:

An archival image of the Red Rectangle, or HD44179, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. This false-color picture was taken with a red filter. The colors represent the brightnesses of different parts of the nebula with white being the brightest and red the faintest. The image is 5400 AU on a side. A very young and fast outlaw has been discovered in the inner regions (100 AU) of this nebula.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL (Raghvendra Sahai). This image of the Red Rectangle was produced from data in the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) archive, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 onboard the HST as part of Guest Observer program 7297 (P.I. Hans Van Win

Image Addition Date:
2003-05-27