Hubble watches light echo from mysterious erupting star (September 2002 image)
This is the second in a sequence of four pictures from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys that dramatically demonstrates the echoing of light through space caused by an unusual stellar outburst in January 2002.
The image was taken 2 September 2002. The image is combined from exposures taken through blue (B), green (V), and infrared (I) filters.
About the Image
|Release date:||26 March 2003, 15:00|
|Size:||1651 x 1651 px|
About the Object
|Name:||IRAS 07015-0346, V838 Mon|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant|
• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
• X - Stars Images/Videos
|Distance:||20000 light years|
Colours & filters
|435 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|606 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|