Blow-up of area around GRB 980425
This is an enlargement of a combined image obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope through a clear filter (shown in blue) and a red filter (shown in red).
The region shows the star-formation taking place around the gamma-ray burst region in the galaxy ESO 184-G82. Clearly seen is an underlying hydrogen gas complex is overlaid with several bright red giant stars.
The Hubble observations were carried out 12 June 2000. This colour composite was constructed from two exposures combined in chromatic order: 1240 seconds through the clear filter (in blue), and 1185 seconds through a red filter (in red). The field of view of the image measures 13 x 7 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:||516 x 291 px|
About the Object
|Name:||ESO 184-82, GRB 980425, SN 1998bw|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova|
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
|Distance:||120 million light years|
Colours & filters
|Optical||Hubble Space Telescope|
|Hubble Space Telescope|