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.

Credit:

NASA, European Space Agency, and H.E. Bond (STScI

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About the Image

Id:heic0304c
Type:Observation
Release date:26 March 2003, 15:00
Related releases:heic0304
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
Constellation:Monoceros


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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 4 4.77
Position (Dec):-3° 50' 50.33"
Field of view:1.39 x 1.37 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.6° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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