First close look at gamma-ray burst host galaxy ESO 184-G82
The galaxy ESO 184-G82 was host to a combined gamma-ray burst and supernova explosion seen first time in 25 April 1998. The galaxy is a barred spiral of type SBbc which is a loosely wound spiral galaxy with a central bar. These galaxies are typically star-forming, and this galaxy is no exception. In its spiral arms large clumps of star-forming regions are visible.
This Hubble observation was carried out 12 June 2000. The field of view of the image is 45 x 35 arcseconds.
ESA, Stephen Holland (Danish Centre for Astrophysics with the HST), Jens Hjorth, Johan Fynbo (University of Copenhagen)
About the Image
|Release date:||27 June 2000, 15:00|
|Size:||1875 x 1387 px|
About the Object
|Name:||ESO 184- 82|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral|
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
|Distance:||120 million light years|
Colours & filters
|Optical||Hubble Space Telescope|