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

Esahubble_heic0304e_500

esahubble_heic0304e March 26th, 2003

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

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.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0304e/

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_heic0304e_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 4m 4.9s
DEC = -3° 50’ 50.2”
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_heic0304e_1280
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ID
heic0304e
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/heic0304e/
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
106.0203971, -3.8472753
Reference Dimension
1651.0, 1651.0
Reference Pixel
826.5, 826.5
Scale
1.38477265595e-05, 1.39264374319e-05
Rotation
0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
WCS info from NASA/Hubble
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
heic0304e
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:10:35+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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