Hubble watches light echo from mysterious erupting star (December 2002 image)
This is the first 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 17 December 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|