Universe  ID: 91

Motion in the R-Aquarii Jet 1991, 1992, 1993: Image Deconvolution of 1992 Data

Images from the Hubble Space Telescope's Faint Object Camera from 1991, 1992, and 1993 demonstrate motion in the R Aquarii emission jet. Since images from this period were still affected by the primary mirror flaw, the images were restored to the original design resolution using the maximum entropy method.

Visualization Credits

Shahram Shiri (NASA): Lead Animator
Pamela ONeil (NASA): Animator
J. Michael Hollis (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Richard Lyon (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
John E. Dorband (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
W. A. Feibelman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
J. M. Hollis, R. G. Lyon, J. E. Dorband, W. A. Feibelman, Motion of the Ultraviolet R Aquarii Jet, ApJ, 475, 231-236.

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Data Used:
Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) was installed in Dec 1993 and used to obtain high resolution images of astronomical objects. This camera was removed in the last servicing mission so it is no longer in service.
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