Gamma Ray Burst 971214

Image of the GRB 971214 field, obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope about four months after the burst, well after the afterglow has faded away. The extremely faint and distant galaxy (in the center) is the host galaxy of the gamma-ray burst. It was discovered earlier using the Keck 10-m telescope, but it is shown here as seen with a superior sharpness of the HST.


S. R. Kulkarni and S. G. Djorgovski (Caltech), the Caltech GRB Team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:6 May 1998, 06:00
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:Gamma Ray Burst, GRB 971214
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
Constellation:Ursa Major

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Position (RA):11 56 26.48
Position (Dec):65° 12' 1.61"
Field of view:0.34 x 0.34 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 112.5° right of vertical

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