Hubble watches light echo from mysterious erupting star (September 2002 image)

Esahubble_heic0304c_500

esahubble_heic0304c March 26th, 2003

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

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.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0304c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IRAS 07015-0346 V838 Mon
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Red Supergiant
Star » Type » Variable
Esahubble_heic0304c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 4m 4.9s
DEC = -3° 50’ 50.3”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
1.4 x 1.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Monoceros

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
Esahubble_heic0304c_1280
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ID
heic0304c
Subject Category
B.3.1.5   B.3.2.1  
Subject Name
IRAS 07015-0346, V838 Mon
Credits
NASA, European Space Agency, and H.E. Bond (STScI )
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0304c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from: http://iopscience.iop.org/1538-3881/135/2/605
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, V, B
Central Wavelength
814, 606, 435
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
106.020365905, -3.84729333508
Reference Dimension
1651.0, 1651.0
Reference Pixel
826.5, 826.5
Scale
-1.38919269151e-05, 1.38919269151e-05
Rotation
0.020000000000000216
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0304c
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:10:26+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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