Blow-up of area around GRB 980425 (enlarged version)

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.

At the exact position of the gamma-ray burst (marked with lines on the lower right image) a very compact source of emission is seen. Most of this emission is probably the last remnant of the fading light from the supernova itself, but the scientists suspect that a faint underlying star cluster may contribute as well.


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:423 x 423 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

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Position (RA):19 35 3.24
Position (Dec):-52° 50' 45.22"
Field of view:0.04 x 0.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 98.7° left of vertical

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