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
Related releases:heic0003
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

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Position (RA):19 35 4.11
Position (Dec):-52° 50' 42.80"
Field of view:0.79 x 0.59 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 98.2° left of vertical

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